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Digital subsurface data from USGS Evolution of Sedimentary Basin studies of the San Juan basin and adjacent areas, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico

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2017

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Sweetkind, D.S., and Masbruch, M.D., 2019, Digital subsurface data from USGS Evolution of Sedimentary Basin studies of the San Juan basin and adjacent areas, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P95ZHI24.

Summary

The San Juan basin is a significant physical and structural element in the southeastern part of the Colorado Plateau physiographic province. The San Juan basin is in New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Utah and has an area of about 21,600 square miles. The basin is about 140 miles wide and about 200 miles long. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, the U.S. Geological Survey's Evolution of Sedimentary Basins—San Juan basin study produced several reports on aspects of the stratigraphy and sedimentology of the basin. A report of the stratigraphy, structure, and paleogeography of Pennsylvanian and Permian rocks included 18 plates of contoured elevation and thickness data for various units (Huffman and Condon, 1993). This digital dataset contains spatial [...]

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This digital dataset was created as part of a U.S. Geological Survey study to be used as digital geologic input data for subsurface mapping and three-dimensional geologic framework modeling of the Intermountain West. The elevation, thickness, and extent of subsurface geologic units are required to define the geologic layering in any digital geologic framework model; these data, derived from previous USGS studies in the region, provide a fundamental starting point. The intended uses of this dataset include, but are not limited to, natural resource modeling, mapping, and visualization applications.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P95ZHI24

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