Tar-bearing sand, near Egg Lake, N.W.T.
Tyrrell, Joseph Burr, 1858-1957
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 12 cm
26 May 1893
Item is a photograph of two men with shovels standing next to a pit in tar-bearing sand near Egg Lake, Alberta. The photograph was taken by J.B. Tyrrell on the 1893 expedition to the barren lands.
Title taken from caption in photo album.
Item contained in album entitled 'Photographs of country between Athabasca River and Hudson's Bay' which forms part of the sub-sub-series entitled 'Albums relating to Geological Survey expeditions'.
"Number and date assigned by Tyrrell in album '1, May 26'."
"Ms. Coll 26, box P143, folder 2"
'101. J.B.T. 93'
"Note above photo in album 'Pit near Morinville, Alta. where the soil was found to be saturated with oil and tar which had undoubtedly risen from rocks below. (May 26, 1893) Crude oil has been found in abundance in this vicinity in many wells.'"
"The official report of the expedition was published as : Report on the Doobaunt, Kazan and Ferguson Rivers"