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Shore phases of the Green River formation in northern Sweetwater County, Wyoming

Professional Paper 140-D

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Abstract

For the last two years the writer has been engaged in a detailed study of the Green River formation and its oil shale. In order to arrive at an intelligent interpretation of this great series of lacustrine beds, the field study has been focused upon the marginal phases of the deposits and the associated formations, to determine, first, so far as possible from the geologic and biologic evidence recorded there, the environmental conditions that prevailed when these beds were laid down, such as the geologic history and physical configuration of the basin of deposition the mode of filling, the sources and nature of the materials, and the climatic conditions under which the deposits accumulated. From the same evidence the writer has also endeavored to determine the kinds and relative abundance of both plant and animal life that existed in the Green River lake and on the adjacent land. Such evidence is fragmentary, as was to be expected, but it serves well as a basis for fur her study and interpretation.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Shore phases of the Green River formation in northern Sweetwater County, Wyoming
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
140
Chapter:
D
Year Published:
1926
Language:
English
Description:
10 p.
First page:
121
Last page:
131
Number of Pages:
17
Country:
United States
State:
Wyoming