Cretaceous Sedimentary Basins

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Cretaceous strata exposed in the Book Cliffs near Green River, Utah. Details

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Cretaceous and Tertiary Laramide Basins

Resources containing information about Cretaceous Laramide Basins throughout the North American Cordillera.

  • A Field Conference on Impacts of Coalbed Methane Development in the Powder River Basin, WY. Brief discussions of key stratigraphic units, sedimentary basins, structures and economic resources in midwest Wyoming are provided on this site. Topics include Cretaceous and Tertiary stratigraphic units, the Hartville Uplift, Casper Arch, Tisdale Mountain Anticline, and Laramide deformation. (more info)
  • Geologic Framework and Description of Coalbed Gas Plays. Information about many sedimentary basins, Cretaceous and Tertiary strata, Laramide structures and their relationship to coalbed methane is presented in this US Geological Survey report. (more info)
  • Tour of Park Geology: Mountain Building. This site provides links to tours of National Parks, National Monuments, and Recreation Areas associated with major mountain building periods. The parks are divided into groups by mountain building events: Appalachian, Laramide, and others. Where appropriate, links are provided to park geology, maps, photographs, geologic research, related links, visitor information, multi-media, and teacher features (resources for teaching geology with National Park examples). The list includes places such as: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Shenandoah National Park, Devils Tower National Monument, Mt. Rushmore National Monument, Yosemite National Park, and more. (more info)