Stratigraphic sections of the phosphoria formation in Utah, 1949-1951

Trace Elements Investigations 360

This report concerns work done partly on behalf of the Division of Raw Materials of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
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As part of a comprehensive investigation of the phosphate deposits of the western field begun in 1947, the U.S. Geological Survey has measured and sampled the full thickness of the Permian Phosphoria formation and its partial correlative, the Park City formation, at many localities in Utah and other states. Although these data will not be fully analyzed for several years, segments of the data, accompanied by little or no interpretation, are published as preliminary reports as they are assembled. This report, which contains abstracts of the sections measured in northeastern Utah in 1949, 1950, and 1951, is one of this series and the second report of data gathered in Utah. The field and laboratory procedures adopted in these investigations are described rather fully in a previous report (McKelvey and others, 1953a).

Many people have taken part in this investigation. The program which this work is a part was organized by V. E. McKelvey and the field program was supervised by R. W. Swanson. R. P. Sheldon assisted in the location and selection of sample localities and F. J. Anderson, McKelvey, Sheldon, and H. W. Peirce participated in the description of strata and the collection of samples referred to in this report. T. K. Rigby assisted in the preparation of trenches and the crushing and splitting of samples in the field. The laboratory preparation of samples for chemical analysis was done in Denver, Colo., under the direction of W. P. Huleatt.

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Stratigraphic sections of the phosphoria formation in Utah, 1949-1951
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Trace Elements Investigations
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U.S. Geological Survey
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Reston, VA
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United States
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Phosphoria Formation