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Preliminary stratigraphic cross section showing radioactive zones in the Devonian dark shales in the eastern part of the Appalachian Basin

Oil and Gas Investigation Chart 86

Prepared in cooperation with the Department of Energy Interagency Agreement # EX-76-C-01-2287
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is participating in the Eastern Gas Shales Project. The purpose of the DOE project is to increase the production of natural gas from eastern United States shales in petroliferous basins through improved exploration and extraction techniques. The USGS participation includes stratigraphic studies which will contribute to the characterization and appraisal of the natural gas resources of Devonian shale in the Appalachian basin.

This cross section differs from others in this series partly because many of the shales in the eastern part of the basin are less radioactive than those farther west and because in this area shales that may be gas-productive are not necessarily highly radioactive and black.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Preliminary stratigraphic cross section showing radioactive zones in the Devonian dark shales in the eastern part of the Appalachian Basin
Series title:
Oil and Gas Investigation Chart
Series number:
86
ISBN:
0607823887
Year Published:
1978
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
2 Sheets: 45.22 x 40.89 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Scale:
2534400