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Copper Lake

Location: Alberta, Canada Latitude (N): 51.27° Longitude (W): 115.92°
Site notes: In Banff National Park
Beierle, B. D. 1997
Early Holocene Climate of Southwestern Alberta, Canada, Reconstructed from Lake Sediment Cores. Unpublished M.Sc. thesis. Department of Geography, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada xii + 115 pages.
Sites discussed: Upper Kananaskis Lake, Lower Burstall Lake, Lake Louise, Copper Lake, Johnson Lake, Summit Lake, Frederick Lake, Cartwright Lake, Sibbald Lake, Beauvais Lake, Beaver Mines Lake, Sibbald Pass (Bog), Pilot Lake, Herbert Lake, Altrude Lake.

Beierle, B., and D. G. Smith 1998
Severe Drought in the Early Holocene (10,000-6800 BP) Interpreted from Lake Sediment Cores, Southwestern Alberta, Canada. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 140:75- 83.
AEU SCI QE 500 P15 Sites discussed: Copper Lake, Lower Burstall Lake, Upper Kananaskis Lake, Frederick Lake, Johnson Lake, Cartwright Lake. Records discussed in terms of sediment characteristics.

White, J. M. 1987
Late Pleistocene and Recent Environments of the Bow Valley, Banff National Park. Report to Parks Canada, Western Regional Office, Calgary, Alberta.
Sites discussed: Copper Lake, Kingfisher Pond.

White, J. M. 1988
Palaeoecological Research in Banff National Park. In Parks Canada Archaeology in Western Region, 1984, edited by D. Steer, I. Sumpter, R. Pickard, F. Fedje, J. White, L. Gullason, S. Haley, S. Robinson, H. D'Amour and J. Svencicki, pp. 16-17. Research Bulletin No. 264. Parks Canada, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Sites discussed: Copper Lake, Grizzly Pond. Mentions Grizzly Pond at junction of the Cascade and Bow Valleys. Core contains Mazama and Bridge River tephra. Short postglacial record so report indicates that no further analysis will be carried out on this core. Mentions the Copper Lake core. Mentions occurrence of three tephras in this core: Bridge River, Mazama, and an unknown tephra (lowest in the core).

White, J. M., and G. Osborn 1992
Evidence for a Mazama-like Tephra Deposited ca. 10 000 BP at Copper Lake, Banff National Park, Alberta. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 29:52-62.
AEU SCI Q 1 C212 Site discussed: Copper Lake.

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