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New vitrinite reflectance data for the Wind River Basin, Wyoming

Open-File Report 2013-1002

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Abstract

The Wind River Basin is a large Laramide (Late Cretaceous through Eocene) structural and sedimentary basin that encompasses about 7,400 square miles in central Wyoming. The basin is bounded by the Washakie Range and Owl Creek and southern Bighorn Mountains on the north, the Casper arch on the east and northeast, and the Granite Mountains on the south, and Wind River Range on the west. The purpose of this report is to present new vitrinite reflectance data collected mainly from Cretaceous marine shales in the Wind River Basin to better characterize their thermal maturity and hydrocarbon potential.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
New vitrinite reflectance data for the Wind River Basin, Wyoming
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2013-1002
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description:
iii, 11 p.
Number of Pages:
14
Country:
United States
State:
Arizona;Colorado;Idaho;Montana;Nebraska;New Mexico;North Dakota;South Dakota;Wyoming
Other Geospatial:
Wind River Basin
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N