Stratigraphic sections of the Phosphoria formation in Wyoming, 1949-50

Trace Elements Investigations 363
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 Phosphoria formation of Permian age at many localities in Wyoming and adjacent states. These data will not be fully synthesized for many years, but 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 western Wyoming (figs 1 and 2) in 1949 and 1950, is the second Wyoming report of this series. 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, which was organized and supervised by V. E. McKelvey and most of the field program was supervised by R. W. Swanson. F. J. Anderson, D. F. Davidson, A. M. Gutstadt, J. W. Hill, H. W. Peirce, W. R. Record and M. E. Thompson participated in the description of strata and the collection of samples referred to in this report. T. K. Rigby assisted in the preparation of exposures 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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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Stratigraphic sections of the Phosphoria formation in Wyoming, 1949-50
Series title Trace Elements Investigations
Series number 363
DOI 10.3133/tei363
Year Published 1953
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 10 p.
Time Range Start 1949-01-01
Time Range End 1950-12-31
Country United States
State Wyoming
Other Geospatial Phosphoria Formation
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