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[Evolution of Sedimentary Basins/Onshore Oil and Gas Investigations--Santa Maria Province: Chapters Y and Z]

Description: From abstract: A complex Neogene history characterizes the offshore Santa Maria basin and the northwest margin of the western Transverse Ranges, California. This history includes the transition from subduction to a transtensional and then transpressional plate boundary, including about 900 of clockwise rotation of the western Transverse Ranges. This report uses seismic reflection data to document the geometry of structures that accommodated this deformation and offshore well data to date and correlate the sediments which were affected by the different tectonic episodes.
Date: 1999
Creator: Sorlien, Christopher C.; Nicholson, Craig; Luyendyk, Bruce P.; Miller, Kate C. & Meltzer, Anne S.
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Petrography, Mineralogy, and Reservoir Characteristics of the Upper Cretaceous Mesaverde Group in the East-Central Piceance Basin, Colorado

Description: From abstract: Three closely spaced wells drilled through the Upper Cretaceous Mesaverde Group and were extensively cored and logged in order to identify the factors controlling the occurrence and distribution of gas in low-permeability rocks and to improve recovery technology.
Date: 1989
Creator: Pitman, Janet K.; Pollastro, Richard M. & Spencer, Charles Winthrop
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Sedimentology and Depositional History of the Lower Paleocene Tullock Member of the Fort Union Formation, Powder River Basin, Wyoming and Montana

Description: From abstract: This report is a study on the history of sedimentology and deposition of the lower Paleocene Tullock Member of the Fort Union Formation, Powder River Basin, Wyoming and Montana while looking at the geometry and sedimentary structures.
Date: 1993
Creator: Brown, Janet L.
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Kinematics of the Aspen Grove Landslide, Ephraim Canyon, Central Utah

Description: From Abstract: This report describes the kinematics of the Aspen Grove landslide of Ephraim Canyon in central Utah that moved during the spring and summer months of 1983-86.
Date: 1993
Creator: Baum, Rex L.; Fleming, Robert W. & Johnson, Arvid M.
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The Lance Formation: Petrography and Stratigraphy, Powder River Basin and Nearby Basins, Wyoming and Montana

Description: From abstract: The uppermost Cretaceous Lance Formation was studied in the Powder River Basin and nearby basins of Wyoming and Montana. The Lance Formation is overlain by the continental Paleocene Fort Union Formation. This report is a petrography and stratigraphy study on these basins.
Date: 1992
Creator: Connor, Carol Waite
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Landslides and Debris Flows in Ephraim Canyon, Central Utah

Description: From Abstract: This report describes landslides and debris flows occurred in bedrock and surficial deposits of Ephraim Canyon, on the west side of the Wasatch Plateau, in central Utah, during the spring of 1983.
Date: 1989
Creator: Baum, Rex L. & Fleming, Robert W.
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Stratigraphy of the Mississippian System, South-Central Colorado and North-Central New Mexico

Description: From abstract: In the Sawatch, Mosquito and Front Ranges of central Colorado and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of south-central Colorado, Tournaisian beds of the Mississippian Leadville Limestone overlie rocks of Early Mississippian and Late Devonian age. In the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in north-central New Mexico, the oldest beds are the Tournaisian (zone 9) Espiritu Santo Formation. In west-central New Mexico, in the Magdalena, Lemitar, and Ladron Mountains, the Kelly Limestone of Tournaisian and Visean age rests unconformably on Proterozoic metamorphic and igneous rocks. This report examines the stratigraphy of this area.
Date: 1992
Creator: Armstrong, Augustus K.; Mamet, Bernard L. & Repetski, John E.
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Stratigraphy, Structure, and Paleogeography of Pennsylvanian and Permian Rocks, San Juan Basin and Adjacent Areas, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico

Description: From introduction: The investigation described herein is a part of the USGS Evolution of Sedimentary Basins Program. This report concerns the Pennsylvanian and Permian stratigraphic framework, structural development, and paleogeography of the San Juan Basin.
Date: 1993
Creator: Huffman, A. Curtis, Jr. & Condon, Steven M.
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Structure and Stratigraphy of Upper Cretaceous and Paleogene Strata (North Horn Formation), Eastern San Pitch Mountains, Utah: Sedimentation at the Front of the Sevier Orogenic Belt

Description: From abstract: This report describes the North Horn Formation in the eastern part of the San Pitch Mountains of Utah was deposited in nonmarine environments that included alluvial fans, varied fluvial and overbank settings, and lacustrine settings.
Date: unknown
Creator: Lawton, Timothy Frost; Hobbs, Robert S.; Talling, Peter J.; Trexler, James Hugh, Jr.; Weiss, Malcolm P. & Burbank, Douglas West
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Surface Vitrinite Reflectance Study of the Uinta and Piceance Basins and Adjacent Areas, Eastern Utah and Western Colorado: Implications for the Development of Laramide Basins and Uplifts

Description: From abstract: A study of mean random vitrinite reflectance of surface and near-surface samples was conducted in western Colorado and eastern Utah in order to better understand the subsidence and thermal histories of the Laramide-age Uinta and Piceance basins and to estimate the the thickness of overburden removed from the two basins. The history of uplift on some of the adjacent Laramide uplifts were also studied.
Date: 1993
Creator: Johnson, Ronald Carl & Nuccio, Vito F.
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Late Paleozoic Structure of the Southern Part of the Uinta Basin, Utah, From Seismic Reflection Data

Description: From abstract: Seismic reflection data from the southern part of the Uinta basin near Price, Utah reveal a network of late Paleozoic faults that produced abrupt variations in stratigraphic thicknesses in a structurally complex 30-mi-wide northwest-southeast-trending trough.
Date: 1991
Creator: Potter, Christopher J.; Tang, Rex & Hainsworth, Timothy J.
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Middle Cretaceous Stratigraphy on the South and East Sides of the Uinta Basin, Northeastern Utah and Northwestern Colorado

Description: From abstract: Middle Cretaceous rocks (Aptian to Coniacian) on the south side of the Uinta Basin include the nonmarine Cedar Mountain Formation and Dakota Sandstone and the lower part of the overlying marine Mancos Shale. This report examines the rocks contained within this area of the basin.
Date: 1991
Creator: Molenaar, C. M. & Cobban, William Aubrey
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Lode Deposits of the Fairbanks District, Alaska

Description: From abstract: To help the mining industry of Alaska and to assist in the development of the mineral resources of the Territory have been the prime motives of the Geological Survey's investigations in Alaska during the past 35 years, in which nearly one half of the Territory has been covered by its reconnaissance and exploratory surveys. It was natural, therefore, that the Alaska Railroad, when it undertook intensive consideration of the problem of finding tonnage that would increase its revenues, should look to the Geological Survey to supply technical information as to the known mineral deposits along its route and to indicate what might be done to stimulate a larger production of minerals and induce further mining developments and prospecting that would utilize its service.
Date: 1933
Creator: Hill, James M.
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Mineral Resources of the Bull Gulch Wilderness Study Area, Eagle County, Colorado

Description: From summary: The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) and the USBM (U.S. Bureau of Mines) studied 10,414 acres of the Bull Gulch (CO-070-430) Wilderness Study Area in Eagle County, Colorado. The area has identified, minable sand and gravel deposits; there are no other identified resources. It has moderate mineral resource potential for gypsum and anhydrite, and low potential for all metals, including uranium, coal, oil and gas, and geothermal resources.
Date: 1986
Creator: Soulliere, Sandra J.; Arnold, Mark A.; Hassemer, Jerry R.; Martin, Ronny A.; Kluender, Steven E. & Zelten, Jeanne E.
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Mineral Resources of the Deep Creek Mountains Wilderness Study Area, Juab and Tooele Counties, Utah

Description: From abstract: The Deep Creek Mountains Wilderness Study Area (UT-020-060/UT-050-020) includes most of the Deep Creek Range of west-central Utah. The area is near the Utah-Nevada State line, south of Wendover, Utah, and northwest of Delta, Utah. Eleven areas of mineralized rock in and near the study area were evaluated by the U.S. Bureau of Mines. Four of these areas contain identified resources: (1) an indicated resource of 5,000 short tons of 16.5 ounces silver per short ton, 4.1 percent lead, 4.6 percent zinc, and 0.25 percent copper, at the Willow Springs area, which is almost surrounded by the study area in the northeast corner although it is not part of the study area; (2) an indicated gold resource of 774,000 short tons of 0.4 ounces per short ton and an inferred gold resource of 5.7 million short tons of 0.4 ounces per short ton in the Goshute Canyon area immediately east of the study area; (3) an indicated gold resource of 75,000 short tons of 0.22 ounces per short ton in the Queen of Sheba mine just west of the study area; and (4) an inferred gold resource of 3,800 short tons of 0.26 ounces per short ton in the Gold Bond area immediately east of the study area.
Date: 1990
Creator: Nutt, Connie J.; Zimbelman, David R.; Campbell, David L.; Duval, Joseph S. & Hannigan, Brian J.
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Mineral Resources of the Cockscomb and Wahweap Wilderness Study Areas, Kane County, Utah

Description: Summary: At the request of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, two wilderness study areas in southern Utah (fig. 1) were studied in order to appraise their identified mineral resources and assess their potential mineral resources. The areas studied are the Cockscomb (UT-040-275) Wilderness Study Area, 5,100 acres (8 square miles), and the Wahweap (UT-040-248) Wilderness Study Area, 70,380 acres (110 square miles), both in Kane County, Utah. In this report the areas studied are called "wilderness study areas," simply "study areas," or "Cockscomb area" or "Wahweap area," as appropriate. The Cockscomb area (fig. 1) lies along the steeply east-dipping East Kaibab monocline, and the Wahweap area, farther to the east, consists of flat-lying but gently folded rocks. These areas adjoin the Paria-Hackberry Wilderness Study Area (UT-040-247) to the west.
Date: 1990
Creator: Bell, Henry, III; Kilburn, James E.; Cady, John W. & Lane, Michael E.
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Mineral Resources of the Whipple Mountains and Whipple Mountains Addition Wilderness Study Areas, San Bernardino County, California

Description: From abstract: At the request of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, approximately 85,100 acres of the Whipple Mountains Wilderness Study Area (CDCA-312) and 1,380 acres of the Whipple Mountains Addition Wilderness Study Area (AZ-050-010) were evaluated for identified mineral resources (known) and mineral resource potential (undiscovered). In this report, the Whipple Mountains and Whipple Mountains Addition Wilderness Study Areas are referred to as simply "the study area."
Date: 1988
Creator: Marsh, Sherman P.; Raines, Gary L.; Diggles, Michael F.; Howard, Keith A.; Simpson, Robert W.; Hoover, Donald B. et al.
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Mineral Resources of the Blacktail Mountains Wilderness Study Area, Beaverhead County, Montana

Description: From summary:A mineral resource survey of a 10,610-acre part of the Blacktail Mountains Wilderness Study Area (MT-076- 002) was conducted in 1984-85. Identified subeconomic resources of barite exist in the area at the northernmost boundary, and a zone partly within the area along the northeastern boundary has a moderate mineral resource potential for silver and barite, and associated gold, copper, lead, and zinc. No producing mines occur in or adjacent to the area. The area lies within a region that is rated as having moderate energy resource potential for oil and for gas.
Date: 1987
Creator: Tysdal, Russell G.; Lee, Gregory K.; Hassemer, Jerry H.; Hanna, W. F. & Benham, J. R.
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Mineral Resources of the Ruby Mountains Wilderness Study Area, Madison County, Montana

Description: From abstract: A mineral resource survey of the Ruby Mountains Wilderness Study Area (MT-076-001) was made in 1984- 85. Thirty-two million tons of subeconomic mineral resources that average 21 percent iron occur in the Kelly iron deposit and constitute an identified resource adjacent to the southeasternmost edge of the study area. Moderate and high mineral resource potential for talc deposits occur within a large body of Archean (see geologic time chart in appendix) marble in the central part of the study area (fig. 1). The study area has a low mineral resource potential for uranium and for oil and gas sources. No phosphate deposits exist in the study area.
Date: 1987
Creator: Tysdal, Russell G.; Lee, G. K.; Hassemer, Jerry H.; Hanna, W. F.; Schmauch, S. W. & Berg, Richard B.
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