Preliminary geologic mapping of Cretaceous and Tertiary formations in the eastern part of the Little Snake River coal field, Carbon County, Wyoming

Open-File Report 2016-1170
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Abstract

In the 1970s and 1980s, C.S. Venable Barclay conducted geologic mapping of areas primarily underlain by Cretaceous coals in the eastern part of the Little Snake River coal field (LSR) in Carbon County, southwest Wyoming. With some exceptions, most of the mapping data were never published. Subsequently, after his retirement from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), his field maps and field notebooks were archived in the USGS Field Records. Due to a pending USGS coal assessment of the Little Snake River coal field area and planned geological mapping to be conducted by the Wyoming State Geological Survey, Barclay’s mapping data needed to be published to support these efforts. Subsequently, geologic maps were scanned and georeferenced into a geographic information system, and project and field notes were scanned into Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Data for seventeen 7½-minute quadrangles are presented in this report. This publication is solely intended to compile the mapping data as it was last worked on by Barclay and provides no interpretation or modification of his work.

Suggested Citation

Haacke, J.E., Barclay, C.S.V., and Hettinger, R.D., 2016, Preliminary geologic mapping of Cretaceous and Tertiary formations in the eastern part of the Little Snake River coal field, Carbon County, Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1170, 9 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161170.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Overview of Barclay Studies
  • The Little Snake River Coal Field Map Data
  • Summary
  • Acknowledgments
  • References Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Preliminary geologic mapping of Cretaceous and Tertiary formations in the eastern part of the Little Snake River coal field, Carbon County, Wyoming
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2016-1170
DOI 10.3133/ofr20161170
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description Report: iii, 9 p.; Field Notes; Metadata; Read Me; Spatial Data
Country United States
State Wyoming
County Carbon County
Other Geospatial Little Snake River Coal Field
Online Only (Y/N) Y