The first group of palynomorph (pollen, spores, dinoflagellates, acritarchs) and Foraminifera microscope slides prepared from test wells drilled during the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska (N.P.R.A.) program and the earlier Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 4 (N.P.R.-4) program are now being made available for examination. Jurisdiction of N.P.R.-4 was transferred from the Department of the Navy to the Department of the Interior (U. S. Geological Survey) on June 1, 1977, when the reserve became known as N.P.R.A. Palynomorph microscope slides processed from well cuttings, sidewall cores, and conventional cores of 29 test wells may be borrowed one well at a time for a period of three weeks from the U. S. Geological Survey. Both palynomorph and Foraminifera slides may also be examined on-site at the laboratory of the subcontractor Anderson, Warren, and Associates Micropaleontology Consultants of San Diego, California. Slides from newly drilled test wells will be announced in upcoming open-file reports.
Availability of palynomorph and foraminifera microscope slides from test wells of National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska; group 1