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oil-saturated sand, sandstone, and concretions
December 31, 2019

oil-saturated sand, sandstone, and concretions along the Jago River

Geologists examine oil-saturated sand (unconsolidated), sandstone (dark orange-brown rocks), and concretions (light orange rocks) along the Jago River in the 1002 Area, about 18 miles southeast of Kaktovik.

Hue Shale and Kemik Sandstone
December 31, 2019

View to northeast from southwestern 1002 Area with ice in Camden Bay

View to northeast from southwestern 1002 Area with ice in Camden Bay in distance. In foreground, red-weathering rocks are Hue Shale (oil-prone source rock with is present throughout 1002 Area) and dark gray rocks are Kemik Sandstone (lateral equivalent to Thomson sandstone, main reservoir in Pt. Thomson field).

near the Canning River Delta
December 31, 2019

View to the southeast from near the Canning River Delta

View to the southeast from near the Canning River Delta. Visible in foreground are permafrost polygons cut by caribou trails.

tundra surface and lakes on Canning River Delta
December 31, 2019

tundra surface and lakes on Canning River Delta

Southward view of tundra surface and lakes on Canning River Delta near northwestern corner of 1002 Area.

Canning River Delta with thin barrier island
December 31, 2019

Canning River Delta with thin barrier island and ice pack

Northward view to coast of Canning River Delta with thin barrier island and ice pack beyond.

1002 area with ice in Camden Bay
December 31, 2019

western 1002 area with ice in Camden Bay

Northward view in western 1002 area with ice in Camden Bay in distance. North sloping, tundra-covered surface is typical of coastal plain.

western Sadlerochit Mountains
December 31, 2019

western Sadlerochit Mountains near the Tamayariak River

View to northeast from western Sadlerochit Mountains near the Tamayariak River. This gently rolling topography is typical of the southern coastal plain.

Camden Bay
December 31, 2019

Camden Bay from west-central 1002 Area

View to the northeast towards Camden Bay from west-central 1002 Area. The tundra and lakes in this area displays a variety of patterns caused by permafrost.

Camden Bay
December 31, 2019

Camden Bay from west-central 1002 Area

Northward view towards Camden Bay from west-central 1002 Area near the Katakturuk River. Patterns in foreground are permafrost polygons.

near the Sadlerochit River
December 31, 2019

central 1002 Area near the Sadlerochit River

Northward view in central 1002 area near the Sadlerochit River showing gently rolling topography typical of the southern coastal plain.

near the Sadlerochit River
December 31, 2019

1002 area near the Sadlerochit River

Northward view in central 1002 area near the Sadlerochit River showing gently rolling topography typical of the southern coastal plain and meandering creek.

along Sabbath Creek
December 31, 2019

along Sabbath Creek, a tributary of the Jago River

Northward view towards Kaktovik from southeastern 1002 Area. Location is along Sabbath Creek, a tributary of the Jago River.