The lithology of the majority of the beds of the northwestern end of the Wind River Basin varies greatly within short distances. A few individual beds retain their character over a comparatively large area. These beds were traced for more than ten miles along the north side of Wind River Valley. The topography of the area is strikingly different at various locations, due to glaciation, changes in lithology, and elevation above the Wind River. Eleven stratigraphic sections were carefully measured and described. These sections were correlated on the basis of trigonometric projection, Stratigraphic sequence, and lithologic similarity. Measurements and traverses were made with a transit to insure accuracy. It is the writer's hope that this article will prove of value to future students of the area.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1953 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Weart, Wendell D.
"Geology of the Tertiary Sediments in the Northwestern End of the Wind River Basin,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 60:
, Article 55.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol60/iss1/55