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Tracey J Mercier

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This file contains points that describe locations of oil shale core holes, rotary holes, and surface sections in the state of Utah and is available as an ESRI shapefile, Google Earth KMZ file, and ASCII text file.Increasing energy demand, changing economics, new technology, and geopolitical issues have spurred renewed interest in other energy alternatives such as oil shale, heavy oil, and tar sands. The USGS Energy Resources Program has previously conducted extensive field and geologic research on these commodities and is initiating an effort to inventory and make these important legacy information assets accessible to the public, land managers, and other decision-makers. In addition, the Energy Program is scoping...
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Reporting polygons were created to display and quantify overburden material above the Mahogany bed, by PLSS township, in the Uinta Basin, Utah and Colorado as part of a 2009 National Oil Shale Assessment. Increasing energy demand, changing economics, new technology, and geopolitical issues have spurred renewed interest in other energy alternatives such as oil shale, heavy oil, and tar sands. The USGS Energy Resources Program has previously conducted extensive field and geologic research on these commodities and is initiating an effort to inventory and make these important legacy information assets accessible to the public, land managers, and other decision-makers. In addition, the Energy Program is scoping the geologic,...
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The Mahogany bed structure contour lines were needed to perform overburden calculations in the Uinta Basin, Utah and Colorado as part of a 2009 National Oil Shale Assessment.Increasing energy demand, changing economics, new technology, and geopolitical issues have spurred renewed interest in other energy alternatives such as oil shale, heavy oil, and tar sands. The USGS Energy Resources Program has previously conducted extensive field and geologic research on these commodities and is initiating an effort to inventory and make these important legacy information assets accessible to the public, land managers, and other decision-makers. In addition, the Energy Program is scoping the geologic, technical, economic, and...
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This legacy database lists occurrences of minerals identified in the Green River Formation in the Uinta and Piceance Basins, Utah and Colorado using X-ray diffraction (XRD). The database was compiled from data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and former U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM). The database includes 1200 samples from 14 cores in the Uinta Basin and 9443 samples from 30 cores in the Piceance Basin; within that dataset over 40 mineral phases are represented between the two basins. Quartz, dolomite, and feldspars are the most common minerals. For nearly a century, these two agencies conducted extensive research on the oil shale deposits of the Eocene Green River Formation, Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming....
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The Mahogany bed and the base of Parachute Creek Member outcrops were needed to limit resource calculations in the Uinta Basin, Utah and Colorado as part of a 2009 National Oil Shale Assessment.Increasing energy demand, changing economics, new technology, and geopolitical issues have spurred renewed interest in other energy alternatives such as oil shale, heavy oil, and tar sands. The USGS Energy Resources Program has previously conducted extensive field and geologic research on these commodities and is initiating an effort to inventory and make these important legacy information assets accessible to the public, land managers, and other decision-makers. In addition, the Energy Program is scoping the geologic, technical,...
Categories: Data; Types: Downloadable, Map Service, Shapefile
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