Stratigraphic sections of the Phosphoria in Montana, 1947-48

Trace Elements Investigations 186
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The U. S. Geological Survey has recently measured and sampled the Phosphoria formation at many localities in Montana and other western states. These data will not be fully synthesized and analyzed for several years, but segments of the data, accompanied by little or no interpretation, will be published as preliminary reports as they are assembled. This report, which contains abstracts of many of the sections measured in southwestern Montana (pl. 1), is one of this series. The field and laboratory procedures adopted in these investigations are described rather fully in a companion report (McKelvey and others, 1952).

Many people have taken part in this investigation. The program of which this work is a part was organized by V. E. McKelvey. J. G. Evans, J. E. Joyce, J. A. Kelleher, R. L. Konizeski, J. A. Mann, R. L. Parker, J. E Smedley, L. A. Thomas, and W. H. Wilson participated in the description of strata and collection of samples referred to in this report. The laboratory preparation of samples for chemical analysis was done in Denver, Colo., under the direction of W. P. Huleatt.

All the P2O5, F, V2O5, and acid-insoluble analyses were made for the Survey by the U. S. Bureau of Mines at the Northwest Electrodevelopment Laboratory, Albany, Oreg., under the direction of S. M. Shelton and M. L. Wright. The Al2O3, Fe2O3, and loss-on-ignition analyses were about equally distributed between the Bureau of Mines and the Trace Elements Section laboratory of the Survey in Washington, D. C., under the direction of J. C. Rabbit by chemists I. Barlow, A. Caemmerer, J. Greene, N. Guttag, and E. H. Humphrey. The spectrographic analyses were made by D. M. Mortimer, of the Bureau Mines in Albany, and the oil-shale analyses were made by the Bureau of Mines Petroleum and Oil-Shale Experiment Station at Laramie, Wyo.

Compilation of the data has been largely by R. P. Sheldon and F. D. Frieske. Organization of the tabular data has been largely by Anita Cozzetto.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Stratigraphic sections of the Phosphoria in Montana, 1947-48
Series title Trace Elements Investigations
Series number 186
DOI 10.3133/tei186
Year Published 1952
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description 69 p.
Time Range Start 1947-01-01
Time Range End 1948-12-31
Country United States
State Montana
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