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Detailed cross sections of the Eocene Green River Formation along the north and east margins of the Piceance Basin, western Colorado, using measured sections and drill hole information

Scientific Investigations Map 3276

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DOI: 10.3133/sim3276

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Abstract

This report presents two detailed cross sections of the Eocene Green River Formation in the Piceance Basin, northwestern Colorado, constructed from eight detailed measured sections, fourteen core holes, and two rotary holes. The Eocene Green River Formation in the Piceance Basin contains the world’s largest known oil shale deposit with more than 1.5 billion barrels of oil in place. It was deposited in Lake Uinta, a long-lived saline lake that once covered much of the Piceance Basin and the Uinta Basin to the west. The cross sections extend across the northern and eastern margins of the Piceance Basin and are intended to aid in correlating between surface sections and the subsurface in the basin.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Detailed cross sections of the Eocene Green River Formation along the north and east margins of the Piceance Basin, western Colorado, using measured sections and drill hole information
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Map
Series number:
3276
DOI:
10.3133/sim3276
Year Published:
2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description:
Report: iv, 11 p.; 2 Sheets: 179.0 x 74.0 inches and 127.0 x 91.0 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado
Other Geospatial:
Piceance Basin
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y