Portland State University. Department of Geology
Richard E. Thoms
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Geology
1 online resource (140 p.)
Coal -- Geology -- Wyoming -- Sweetwater County, Geology -- Wyoming -- Sweetwater County, Formations (Geology) -- Wyoming -- Sweetwater County
Uppermost Lance and lowermost Fort Union Formation sediments are found in outcrop in the southern portion of the Jim Bridger coal field, located on the northeast flank of the Rock Springs Uplift in Sweetwater County, Wyoming. Twenty-nine surface sections and 581 subsurface (borehole) sections were evaluated and used to construct a stratigraphic model.
Stratigraphic correlations with economically mineable coal seams in the Fort Union Formation north and south of the study area combined with definition of questionable local formational boundary locations are significant objectives in this investigation.
Maywood, Paul S., "Stratigraphic model of the southern portion of the Jim Bridger coal field, Sweetwater County, Wyoming" (1987). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3719.