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Johnson, R.C., Birdwell, J.E., Brownfield, M.E., Mercier, T.J., 2015, Mass-movement deposits in the lacustrine Eocene Green River Formation, Piceance Basin, western Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1044, 13 p.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151044

Johnson, R.C., and Brownfield, M.E., 2015, Development, evolution, and destruction of the saline mineral area of Eocene Lake Uinta, Piceance Basin, western Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5176, 76 p., 2 pl.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20135176

Birdwell, J.E., Mercier, T.J., Johnson, R.C., and Brownfield, M.E., 2015, In-place oil shale resources of the Mahogany zone, Green River Formation, sorted by grade, overburden thickness, and stripping ratio, Piceance Basin, Colorado, and Uinta Basin, Utah: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2015-3005, 6 p.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/fs20153005.

Biewick, L.R.H. and Wilson, A.B., 2014, Energy map of southwestern Wyoming, Part B-Oil and gas, oil shale, uranium, and solar: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 843, 20 p., 4 pls.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds843

Johnson, R.C., 2014, Detailed north-south cross section showing environments of deposition, organic richness, and thermal maturities of lower Tertiary rocks in the Uinta Basin, Utah: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3304, 12 p., 1 sheet.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3304

Dietrich, J.D., Brownfield, M.E., Johnson, R.C., Mercier, T.J., 2014, Histograms showing variations in oil yield, water yield, and specific gravity of oil from Fischer assay analyses of oil-shale drill cores and cuttings from the Piceance Basin, northwestern Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1057, 12 p.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141057

Johnson, R. C., Mercier, T.J., and Brownfield, M.E., 2014, Spatial and stratigraphic distribution of water in oil shale of the Green River Formation using Fischer assay, Piceance Basin, northwestern Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013-5241, 108 p., 1 pl.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20135241

Johnson, R.C., Mercier, T.J., and Brownfield, M.E., 2014, Spatial and stratigraphic distribution of water in oil shale of the Green River Formation using Fischer Assay, Piceance Basin, northwestern Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1059, 57 p.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141059

Johnson, R.C., 2014, Detailed cross sections of the Eocene Green River Formation along the north and east margins of the Piceance Basin, western Colorado, using measured sections and drill hole information: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3276, 11 p., 2 sheets.
Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sim3276

Birdwell, J.E., Mercier, T.J., Johnson, R.C., Brownfield, M.E., and Dietrich, J.D., 2014, In-place oil shale resources in the saline-mineral and saline-leached intervals, Parachute Creek Member of the Green River Formation, Piceance Basin, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013-3115, 6 p.
Available at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2013/3115/

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