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Open-File Report 2015–1044

Mass-Movement Deposits in the Lacustrine Eocene Green River Formation, Piceance Basin, Western Colorado

By Ronald C. Johnson, Justin E. Birdwell, Michael E. Brownfield, and Tracey J. Mercier

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The Eocene Green River Formation was deposited in two large Eocene saline lakes, Lake Uinta in the Uinta and Piceance Basins and Lake Gosiute in the Greater Green River Basin. Here we will discuss mass-movement deposits in just the Piceance Basin part of Lake Uinta.

First posted April 2, 2015

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Johnson, R.C., Birdwell, J.E., Brownfield, M.E., and Mercier, T.J., 2015, Mass-movement deposits in the lacustrine Eocene Green River Formation, Piceance Basin, western Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1044, 13 p.,

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