Eastern Uinta Basin Members of the Green River Formation

Eastern Uinta Basin Members of the Green River Formation (Evacuation Creek Mbr, Parachute Creek Mbr (oil shale), Garden Gulch Mbr, and Douglas Creek Mbr.).
State Utah
Name Eastern Uinta Basin Members of the Green River Formation
Geologic age Eocene
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Marlstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mixed-clastic (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale > Oil-shale (Bed)
Igneous > Volcanic > Felsic-volcanic (Pyroclastic-tuff)

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Counties Carbon - Duchesne - Emery - Grand - Uintah - Utah - Wasatch