Mineral, energy, and ground-water resources of San Juan County, Utah (SS-86)
By: R. W. Gloyn, C. D. Morgan, D. E. Tabet, R. E. Blackett, B. T. Tripp, and M. LoweThe Utah Geological Survey has summarized information on the known and potential mineral and energy resources in San Juan County. The compilation...
Oil and Gas Fields Map of Utah (C-119)
By: Rebekah E. Wood and Thomas C. Chidsey, Jr. 1:700,000-scale map of Utah's oil, gas, and COâ‚‚ fields (past and present); oil gas and COâ‚‚ pipelines with operators; field designations; names and ages of the reservoir rocks; oil refineries and...
Geology and mineral resources of Box Elder County, Utah (B-115)
By: H. H. Doelling Box Elder County is situated in the northwest corner of Utah bordering with Idaho on the north, Nevada on the west, Tooele and Weber counties on the south and Cache County on the east. It comprises...
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Defining and characterizing Mesaverde and Mancos Sandstone reservoirs based on interpretation of image logs, eastern Uinta Basin (OFR-458)
By: M. W. Longman and R. J. Koepsell This DVD is an FMI© “image atlas” tied to text describing key features and reservoir potential of the Upper Cretaceous Mesaverde Group in the area of Natural Buttes field, Uinta Basin, Utah....
Utahs Extractive Resource Industries 2011 (C-114)
By: Taylor Boden, Michael Vanden Berg, Ken Krahulec, Dave Tabet, and Mark GwynnOther Information:Published: 2012Pages: 27Location: Utah Media Type: Paper Publication
Analysis and regional implication of cleat and joint systems in selected coal seams, Carbon, Emery, Sanpete, Sevier, and Summit Counties, Utah (SS-74)
By: B. P. Hucka This study is intended to help Utah coal operators plan longwall and room and pillar mining operations. Cleat and joint orientations were performed in 22 active mines located in the Book Cliffs, Wasatch Plateau, Emery, and...
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Economic potential of the P.R. Spring oil-impregnated deposit, Uinta Basin, Grand and Uintah Counties, Utah (SS-65)
By: K. M. Clem The P.R. Spring oil-impregnated sandstone (tar sand) deposit is located in the southeastern portion of the Uinta Basin, approximately 50 miles northwest of Grand Junction, Colorado. These oil impregnated sandstones are in the Eocene Green River...
Muddy Creek coal drilling project, Wasatch Plateau, Utah (SS-55)
By: A. D. Smith Twenty-seven drill holes successfully tested the Lower Blackhawk Formation coal zones and penetrated the Star Point Sandstone on the Wasatch Plateau in central Utah. Reserve calculations show a total in-place measured, indicated, and inferred tonnage of...
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Potential Oil-Prone Areas in the Cane Creek Shale Play, Paradox Basin, Utah, Identified By Epifluorescence Microscope Techniques (SS-160)
By: Thomas C. Chidsey, Jr., David E. EbyThe Cane Creek shale of the Pennsylvanian Paradox Formation has produced more than 7.8 million barrels of oil and about 7.9 billion cubic feet of gas from 18 fields in the Paradox Basin...
Coal resources of the Muley Canyon Sandstone Member of the Mancos Shale, Henry Mountains coalfield, Utah (SS-138)
By: S. Heuscher The Henry Mountains coalfield is in central Wayne and Garfield Counties in a remote area of Utah with few paved roads. The coalfield lies in a structural basin called the Henry Mountains syncline. The syncline is bounded...
Available coal resource for the Salina Canyon and southwestern part of the Wasatch Plateau coalfields, Sevier County, Utah (SS-129)
By: D. E. Tabet, B. P. Hucka, J. C. Quick, and S. I. Wakefield This report describes the coal stratigraphy, quality, and resource found in the Blackhawk Formation within four quadrangles in Sevier County, Utah. These quadrangles cover most of...
Basin-wide evaluation of the uppermost Green River Formation's oil-shale resources, Uinta Basin, Utah and Colorado, Uinta Basin (SS-128)
By: M. D. Vanden Berg Due to the recent increase in crude oil prices and concerns over diminishing conventional reserves, the Utah Geological Survey has reexamined the Uinta Basin’s oil-shale resource, primarily in the Mahogany zone of the Green River...
The available coal resources for eight 7.5-minute quadrangles in the southern Emery Coalfield, Emery and Sevier Counties, Utah (SS-112)
By: J. C. Quick, D. E. Tabet, B. P. Hucka, and S. I. Wakefield About 2.4 billion tons of coal are available for mining in the southern Emery coalfield, Utah. This includes about 200 million tons of surface-minable coal and...
The Bluebell oil field, Uinta Basin, Duchesne and Uintah Counties, Utah: Characterization and oil well demonstration (SS-106)
By: C. D. Morgan, editor Hydrocarbon production in the Bluebell field is from three reservoirs in the Tertiary-aged Colton and Green River Formations: (1) overpressured Colton/Flagstaff, (2) lower Green River, and (3) upper Green River. Kerogen-rich shale and marlstone deposited...
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Potential mineral precipitation and water compatibilities related to the Drunkards Wash project, Carbon County, Utah (RI-241)
By: J. W. Gwynn River Gas Corporation produces approximately 36,000 barrels per day of saline water from the Ferron Sandstone Member of the Mancos Shale as part of its Drunkards Wash coalbed-methane recovery project. Most of the sodium-bicarbonate-chloride produced water...
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Energy and mineral resource evaluation of School and Institutional Trust Lands in the southern Deep Creek Range, Juab County, Utah (RI-227)
By: R. W. Gloyn, D. A. Sprinkel, B. T. Tripp, and R. E. BlackettThe Utah State Division of School and Institutional Trust Lands asked the Utah Geological Survey to evaluate existing and potential geologic resources (metallic minerals, industrial rocks and...
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Characteristics of Utah coals in the University of Utah's Coal Sample Bank (RI-226)
By: S. N. Sommer, D. M. Bodily, and E. M. Whitney In 1986, the Utah Geological Survey and the University of Utah's Department of Chemical and Fuels Engineering (formerly Department of Fuels Engineering) entered into a cooperative agreement to collect...
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The resinite resources of selected coal seams of the Book Cliff and Wasatch Plateau coalfields of central Utah (RI-225)
By: D. E. Tabet, B. P. Hucka, and S. N. Sommer Coal seams in the Wasatch Plateau and western Book Cliffs coal fields of Utah have high resinite contents. Resinite, or coal resin, is most abundant in the seams above...
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Mineral and energy resources in Kane County, Utah and their occurrence with respect to Wilderness Study Areas (RI-221)
By: R. E. Blackett, C. J. Brandt, T. C. Chidsey, Jr., and C. E. BishopThe Utah Department of Community and Economic Development enlisted the help of the UGS to review and report on the objectives and procedures for mineral resource...
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Coal quality characteristics of Utah's coal beds in and near potentially producible coal tracts (RI-219)
By: A. C. Keith The Utah Geological and Mineral Survey coal quality database includes over 1800 sample records. The quality information is the basis for this report on Utah's economic coal beds. The coal characterization data is intended to define...
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Overburden map and thickness determination, Sunnyside oil-impregnated sandstone deposit, Carbon and Duchesne Counties, Utah (RI-210)
By: J. W. GwynnThe purposes of this investigation are to a) develop an overburden map for the Sunnyside oil-impregnated sandstone deposit, and b) make a determination of the thickness of the oil-impregnated sands within the deposit.The data base used in...
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Description, correlation, and summary of coal drill core TM-7, (Emery County) (RI-205)
By: S. N. Sommer and D. A. Foster There were three primary objectives of this study. The first was to describe and photograph a complete section through the Blackhawk Formation. The second was to examine the varying properties the coals...
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The Hill Creek oil-impregnated sandstone deposit, (Uintah County) (RI-201)
By: J. W. Gwynn The Hill Creek oil-impregnated sandstone deposit is located on the rugged, southern flank of the Uinta Basin, in Uintah County, Utah. It lies westward of the P.R. Springs oil-impregnated sandstone deposit, being separated by the Willow...
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Economic potential of state-owned lands in the Sunnyside Special Tar Sand Area, Carbon County, Utah (RI-196)
By: K. M. Clem The Sunnyside oil-impregnated (tar sand) deposit is located in the southwestern portion of the Uinta Basin, approximately 25 miles east of Price, Utah. The tar sands are located in the Wasatch Formation and in the Douglas...
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