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Oil-shale data, cores, and samples collected by the U.S. geological survey through 1989

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Gary James H.

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey has acquired a large collection of geotechnical data, drill cores, and crushed samples of oil shale from the Eocene Green River Formation in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. The data include about 250,000 shale-oil analyses from about 600 core holes. Most of the data is from Colorado where the thickest and highest-grade oil shales of the Green River Formation are found in the Piceance Creek basin. Other data on file but not yet in the computer database include hundreds of lithologic core descriptions, geophysical well logs, and mineralogical and geochemical analyses. The shale-oil analyses are being prepared for release on floppy disks for use on microcomputers. About 173,000 lineal feet of drill core of oil shale and associated rocks, as well as 100,000 crushed samples of oil shale, are stored at the Core Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Lakewood, Colo. These materials are available to the public for research.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Oil-shale data, cores, and samples collected by the U.S. geological survey through 1989
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Publisher:
Publ by Colorado Sch of Mines Press
Publisher location:
Golden, CO, United States
Larger Work Title:
Oil Shale Symposium Proceedings
First page:
10
Last page:
15
Number of Pages:
6
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 23rd Oil Shale Symposium
Conference Location:
Golden, CO, USA