Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Elk Basin oil field...

sits astride the Montana/Wyoming border in the northern Bighorn basin and is a breached doubly-plunging anticline (click to enlarge):
This geologic structure is the site of an actively operating oil field and is used as a three-day mapping exercise for students attending geology field camp at YBRA:
The historic field is no longer operated by Amoco, but it is still under production:

1 comment:

  1. These pics of Elk Basin sure make it look a lot greener than I remember from back in '78!