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Green River Formation, Sweetwater Co., Wyoming, USA

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° North , 109° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~24km

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65 valid minerals. 8 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Farrington, O. C. (1900) New mineral occurrences. Field Columbian Museum Publication 44, Geology, Series l(7): 221-231.

Bradley, W. H. (1929), The varves and climate of the Green River epoch: USGS Professional Paper 158: 87–110.

FAHEY, J.J. (1939): Shortite, a new carbonate of sodium and calcium. American Mineralogist 24, 514 518.

FAHEY, J.J. & TUNNEL, G. (1941): Bradleyite, a new mineral, sodium phosphate magnesium carbonate. American Mineralogist 26, 646 650.

FAHEY, J.J. & AXELROD, J.M. (1950): Searlesite from the Green River formation of Wyoming. American Mineralogist 35,
1014 1020.

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 139, 233, 279.

Milton, C., Axelrod, J.M. & Sherwood, A.M. (1954): New occurrence of leucosphenite in oil shale from Utah. American Mineralogist: 39: 337.

Milton, C., Mrose, M.E., Fahey, J.J. & Chao, E.C.T. (1958): Labuntsovite from the Trona mine, Sweetwater County, Wyoming. (abstract) Geological Society of America Bulletin: 69: 1614-1615.

American Mineralogist (1961): 46: 420-429.

American Mineralogist (1963): 48: 620-634.

Milton, C., Ingram, J. Clark, J. & Dwornik, E. (1965), McKelveyite, a new hydrous sodium barium rare earth uranium carbonate mineral from the Green River formation, Wyoming. American Mineralogist: 50: 593 612.

American Mineralogist (1971): 56: 2156.

Smith, George I. and others (1973), Evaporites and brines, in United States Mineral Resources, USGS Professional Paper 820, p. 206.

Milton, C. (1977): Mineralogy of the Green River Formation. Mineralogical Record: 8: 368-379.

Mason, G. M., Trudell, L. G., Branthaver, J. F. (1989). Review of the stratigraphic distribution and diagenetic history of abelsonite. Organic Geochemistry: 14(6): 585–594.

Tschernich, R. (1992), Zeolites of the World: 72.

European Journal of Mineralogy (2002): 14: 165–173.

Smith, M. E., Singer, B., & Carroll, A. (2003). 40Ar/39Ar geochronology of the Eocene Green River Formation, Wyoming. Geological Society of America Bulletin: 115(5): 549-565.

Meyers, S. R. (2008), Resolving Milankovitchian controversies: The Triassic Latemar Limestone and the Eocene Green River Formation (PDF), Geology: 36 (4): 319–322.

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