Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering



First Advisor

Dr. E. S. Perry

Second Advisor

Dr. A. M. Hanson


Shale is known to be a source-bed for oil, and the Colorado shale which is over 2000 feet thick in places may well be the source for the oil which is now accumulated in the included or closely associated sandstones. A thorough study of the fossil content may not only be helpful in correlation of Cretaceous sediments, but it likewise may be the starting point for studies -which could eventually lead to the discovery of unknown mineral deposits.