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Well Study— Sauk III-IV Interval in the American Quasar 16-21A Horse Heaven-state Well, Confusion Range, West-central Utah

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Kevin R. Evans
Kevin R. Evans
Department of Geography, Geology and Planning, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.A.
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James F. Miller
James F. Miller
Department of Geography, Geology and Planning, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, U.S.A.
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Benjamin F. Dattilo
Benjamin F. Dattilo
Department of Geology, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S.A.
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Published:
January 01, 2012

Abstract

More than 15,000 ft (>4572 m) of Sauk megasequence strata are exposed in mountain ranges across the eastern Great Basin of western Utah (Figure 1; see Miller et al., 2012). The upper parts, Sauk II to Sauk IV, are particularly well exposed in the western desert of Utah, in and around the Ibex area (Figure 2). Division of the Sauk megasequence into four parts follows Miller et al. (2012). This area was also the location of several wildcat wells that were drilled in the late 1970s and early 1980s (Figure 1). From 1991 to 2003, Evans et al. have collected gamma-ray profiles from measured stratigraphic sections in the Confusion, Fish Springs, and House Ranges, as well as the Wah Wah Mountains and sections in eastern Nevada. Profiles from the Ibex area can be correlated confidently with some subsurface gamma-ray logs. As a consequence, key stratigraphic markers exposed in measured sections can be identified in well logs, and conversely, well logs can be used to help delineate the distribution of facies and large-scale structures.

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Great American Carbonate Bank: The Geology and Economic Resources of the Cambrian—Ordovician Sauk Megasequence of Laurentia

James Derby
James Derby
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Richard Fritz
Richard Fritz
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Susan Longacre
Susan Longacre
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William Morgan
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Charles Sternbach
Charles Sternbach
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
98
ISBN electronic:
9781629810201
Publication date:
January 01, 2012

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