Green River oil-shale reserves of Northwestern Colorado
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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Oil-shales -- Colorado -- Green River.

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Statementby Carl Belser.
SeriesReport of investigations / United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines -- 4769, Report of investigations (United States. Bureau of Mines) -- 4769.
ContributionsUnited States. Bureau of Mines
The Physical Object
Pagination1v. (various pages) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22419027M

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Oil Shale Assessment Project Fact Sheet. Assessment of In-Place Oil Shale Resources of the Green. River Formation, Piceance Basin, Western Colorado. Printed on recycled paper. Introduction. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently completed a. reassessment of in-place oil shale resources, regardless of rich-ness, in the Eocene Green RiverFile Size: 2MB. The spatial and stratigraphic distribution of water in oil shale of the Eocene Green River Formation in the Piceance Basin of northwestern Colorado was studied in detail using some , Fischer assay analyses in the U.S. Geological Survey oil-shale database. The oil-shale section was subdivided into 17 roughly time-stratigraphic intervals, and the distribution of water in each interval was. The deposits of the Leningrad and Estonian areas of the USSR and the deposits of the Green River Formation in the Rocky Mountain area of the USA probably have been best explored of the major oil shale deposits of the world. Exploration associated with active mining operations in the USSR has delineated a resource of × 10 9 tons [] and assays of approximately cores drilled through the Cited by: 4. The Piceance basin of northwestern Colorado contains large reserves of oil shale. Expected development of oil shale will affect the regional hydrologic systems because most oil-shale mines will require drainage; industrial requirements for water may be large; and oil-shale mines, wastes, and retorts may affect the quantity and quality of surface water and ground water.