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Cover of WSGS RI73; Image credit: Wyoming State Geological Survey
2016, Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS)

The purpose of this study is to establish the stratigraphy and basin development of the Great Divide and Washakie Basins, with the ultimate goal of constraining the timing and hydrocarbon-generation potential of the Lance and Fort Union petroleum systems.

Cover of WSGS RI72; Image credit: Wyoming State Geological Survey
2016, Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS)

Natural zeolites comprise a group of industrial minerals with a diverse range of applications.

Cover of WSGS RI70; Image credit: Wyoming State Geological Survey
2016, Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS)

This report is a description and characterization of identified gypsite deposits and modern karst features that occur in evaporite units in the southern Laramie basin.

Cover of WSGS PIC46 ; Image credit: Wyoming State Geological Survey
2016, Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS)

Uranium has been a valued natural resource for centuries and a strategic commodity since the 1940s. It occurs nearly everywhere on the planet.

Cover of WSGS OFR2016-02; Image credit: Wyoming State Geological Survey
2016, Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS)

Groundwater quality, and subsequently the use(s) for which it is suited, varies widely throughout Wyoming. This is most evident in the large sedimentary structural basins, where the majority of the state’s population resides and the greater part of economic activity occurs.

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