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Tertiary and Cretaceous nonmarine sandstones are reservoirs for large amounts of natural gas at Natural Buttes field in the eastern part of the Uinta basin, Utah. A cored interval in the Upper Cretaceous Tuscher Formation dominantly comprises fine- to medium-grained, moderately to well-sorted sandstones and less abundant carbonaceous and coaly shale beds. These rocks represent sedimentation on the lower part of an alluvial braidplain. The Paleocene and Eocene Wasatch Formation unconformably overlies Cretaceous rocks and intertongues with marginal lacustrine strata of the Green River Formation. The cored interval in the upper part of the Wasatch consists of fine-grained lenticular...

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