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Geophysical logs of four drill holes, Acord Lakes and Emery West quadrangles, Sevier County, Utah

January 1, 1982

This report presents the geophysical logs for four drill holes drilled during 1981 in the Skumpah Creek area (Acord Lakes quadrangle) and The Pines area (Emery West quadrangle), Sevier County, Utah. Figures 1 and 2 show drill-hole locations, and figures 3-7 are the geophysical logs. The drilling was done by a private drilling company under contract to the U.S. Geological Survey. The sites of all the drill holes are within the Wasatch Plateau Known Recoverable Coal Resource Area (KRCRA). Three of the sites are in the Richfield Ranger District of the Fishlake National Forest and one site is in the Ferron Ranger District of the Manti-LaSal National Forest. The purpose of the drilling was to identify and evaluate coal resources under public lands that may be included in a future coal leasing program.

The area is underlain by Cretaceous and younger rocks (table 1). The coal seams of economic interest are in the lower 200 ft of the Upper Cretaceous Blackhawk Formation, a complex sequence of intertonguing sandstone, shale, and coal. Regional dip of the strata in the area is approximately 2° to the northwest. The geology and coal resources of the area were described by Spieker (1931), Doelling (1972), and Smith (1981).

The drill holes were rotary drilled and the thicknesses and depths were determined from geophysical logs. In order to obtain data on the quality of the coal, the coal-bearing section in one hole was core drilled. Table 2 gives the drilling and logging information for the four completed holes. All drill holes were bottomed in the Upper Cretaceous Star Point Sandstone.

Publication Year 1982
Title Geophysical logs of four drill holes, Acord Lakes and Emery West quadrangles, Sevier County, Utah
DOI 10.3133/ofr8228
Authors Howard F. Albee
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 82-28
Index ID ofr8228
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse