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NORMATIVE MINERALOGY OF OIL SHALE IN THE JUHAN CORE HOLE 4-1, PICEANCE CREEK BASIN, COLORADO.

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Gary James H.

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Abstract

A procedure for calculating the quantities of normative minerals and kerogen in Colorado oil shale was developed and used to analyze a sequence of sodium-rich oil shales in a core hole near the depocenter of the Piceance Creek Basin in northwestern Colorado. The sequence of oil shales was found to average 48. 1 weight percent carbonate minerals, 32. 5 percent silicate minerals, 1. 9 percent pyrite, and 17. 5 percent kerogen. Dawsonite left bracket NaAl(OH)//2CO//3 right bracket and quartz are associated to a high degree in the vertical sequence, but no significant trends between mineral abundances and depth were noted.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
NORMATIVE MINERALOGY OF OIL SHALE IN THE JUHAN CORE HOLE 4-1, PICEANCE CREEK BASIN, COLORADO.
ISBN:
0918062675
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Publisher:
Colorado Sch of Mines Press
Publisher location:
Golden, CO, USA
Larger Work Title:
Oil Shale Symposium Proceedings
First page:
9
Last page:
26
Conference Title:
Nineteenth Oil Shale Symposium Proceedings.
Conference Location:
Golden, CO, USA