Paleomagnetic study of oil shales from central Utah
Creators:Fugitt, David Spencer
Advisor:Noltimier, Hallan C.
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. Department of Geology and Mineralogy Senior Theses; 1976
The coal member of the Cretaceous-Tertiary North Horn Formation in central Utah was subjected to a paleomagnetic study. The virtual geomagnetic pole determined from these rocks was located at 163° W. long. and 84° N. lat., with a cone of confidence (alpha 95) of 15.64. A magnetic reversal was encountered in the section. This is the first reversal recorded in an oil shale. The magnetic intensities of these rocks was of the order of 10-6 emu/cm³.