PubTalk 5/2006 — What Lies Beneath?

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Concealed sedimentary basins and hidden oil under Silicon Valley

By Richard G. Stanley, Geologist 

 

  • Before computers and cubicles there were orchards-- and a few oil wells, too
  • Learn about the "oil boom" in Los Gatos about 100 years ago
  • See how historical records from old oil wells, together with modern scientific studies, reveal the hidden geology beneath the urban landscape
  • Is there more oil to be found here?

Details

Image Dimensions: 200 x 136

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Length: 01:11:37

Location Taken: Menlo Park, CA, US

Transcript

Contact wmcesic@usgs.gov for transcript.