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Foraminifera From The Colorado Shale Of North-Central Montana, Higbee G. Williams, David P. Wilson May 1949

Foraminifera From The Colorado Shale Of North-Central Montana, Higbee G. Williams, David P. Wilson

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The use of foraminifera in the determination of geologic age, and in the correlation of strata, is one of the most important techniques in oil field stratigraphic studies. The petroleum industry in many regions relies on these microscopic life forms to determine the positions of oil-bearing horizons and to determine the tops of beds. In northern Montana the Colorado group of strata, a series of about 2,000 feet of dense, dark similar shales, is known to contain foraminifers.


The Physiographic History Of Western Montana And Northwestern Idaho, John R. Kavanagh May 1948

The Physiographic History Of Western Montana And Northwestern Idaho, John R. Kavanagh

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Millions of years of physiographic changes have conditioned us to the fact that our present drainage is a temporary feature. Rivers once flowing opposite to their present direction is not an unusual condition for physiographers to suggest.


Geology Of Montana, Stanley G. Olson May 1948

Geology Of Montana, Stanley G. Olson

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

A vast amount of information has been published by many workers on particular features of the geology of the state of Montana, as well as on local geology of many smaller divi­sions. However, a satisfactory summary of the geology in general, which would include all phases of geology as they apply to the greater area of the entire state, has not been published.


Upper Cretaceous Sediment In Montana, Frank J. Frankovich May 1947

Upper Cretaceous Sediment In Montana, Frank J. Frankovich

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Cretaceous sediments in Montana record events during a period of unusual geologic interest. After a long period of extensive submergence of the area during Jurassic time, came a period of varying continental and marine deposition with consequent variations in the types of sediments laid down. A study of these variations, their extent, and their cause has been the primary object of this thesis.


An Isopach Map And Discussion Of The Marine Jurassic Of Western United Sates And Canada, John H. Ferry Feb 1944

An Isopach Map And Discussion Of The Marine Jurassic Of Western United Sates And Canada, John H. Ferry

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Recent demands for petroleum to carry on the war effort have resulted in widespread prospecting in the northern Great Plains. Nearly all oil wells now drilled are of a depth to penetrate the marine Jurassic formations. It is known that these strata differ in thickness from place to place, but information of distribution, thickness, and lithology has not yet been compiled.


Geology Of Iron Deposits At Princeton Montana And Economic Aspects Of Iron Ore In Montana, Carl Lind May 1942

Geology Of Iron Deposits At Princeton Montana And Economic Aspects Of Iron Ore In Montana, Carl Lind

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The purpose of this paper is to introduce to the reader, an iron deposit in the Princeton district, about 19 miles northeast by highway from Philipsburg, Montana. Heretofore there has been no written literature on this deposit. It is also intended to investigate the economic possibilities of iron ore in general in the State of Montana.


Montana Oil Fields, Conrad F. Lundgren Jul 1939

Montana Oil Fields, Conrad F. Lundgren

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

Since the discovery of oil in Montana in1916, the petroleum industry has advanced to a point where over 5,000,000 barrels of oil worthover $6,500,000 has been produced in each of the three past years (1936, 1937, and 1938).


The Geology Of Lost Creek Canyon With Special Reference To Igneous Activity, John Kolesar May 1935

The Geology Of Lost Creek Canyon With Special Reference To Igneous Activity, John Kolesar

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

This investigation was undertaken primarily as a problem in geologic mapping, coupled with a study of stratigraphy, glaciation, igneous phenomena, and structure. The area is admirably suited to a study of geology and geologic events. Because it is small in extent, the area was studied in some detail during the time which was devoted to field work. The record of igneous activity of past geological ages is re­markably well exposed, since Lost Creek Canyon was carved through the roof of a stock or batholith by the glaciers of the Pleistocene epoch.


A Microscopic Study Of Some Volcanic Rocks In The Vicinity Of Butte, Evan Gustafson May 1933

A Microscopic Study Of Some Volcanic Rocks In The Vicinity Of Butte, Evan Gustafson

Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970

The rhyolite rocks in the vicinity of Big Butte present a very interesting, though complicated study. It seems that no extensive or conclusive work has ever been done upon these extrusives.

I have found that the rhyolites present a very interesting problem, especially microscopically, and that no doubt an intensive study along these lines will solve the problems concerning age relations of different flows and origin of the magma that produced the material for emanations.