Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative

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Uranium,Oil and Gas Development in Southwestern Wyoming


The data layers displayed in this map are a subset of the data in USGS Data Series 843, Energy Map of Southwestern Wyoming, Part B—Oil and Gas, Oil Shale, Uranium, and Solar (Biewick and Wilson, 2014). Two sets of data layers were selected, containing oil and gas well data and uranium data.

The oil and gas well data layers were developed to provide a historical perspective of drilling activity for the WLCI. These data originated from the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and were processed by the U.S. Geological Survey.

The uranium data layers display records from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS) that relate to uranium resources in the WLCI study area. The MRDS is a relational database that contains records for the mines, prospects and occurrences of most mineral resources in the U.S. and many global resources. Records with unverified or unverifiable information or references are flagged both in this subset and in the main MRDS database. For complete record references and fields with descriptive information, please refer to the MRDS. Additional information about uranium resources in the WLCI study area is available in the U.S. Geological Survey’s Open-File Report, Uranium in the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative study area, southwestern Wyoming (Wilson, 2015).

Biewick, L.R.H., and Wilson, A.B., 2014, Energy map of southwestern Wyoming, Part B—Oil and gas, oil shale, uranium, and solar: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 843, 20 p., 4 pls., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds843.

Wilson, A.B., 2015, Uranium in the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative Study Area, southwestern Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1123, 33 p., 1 plate, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141123.

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The data layers displayed in this map are a subset of the data in USGS Data Series 843, Energy Map of Southwestern Wyoming, Part B—Oil and Gas, Oil Shale, Uranium, and Solar (2014), available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/843/. Two sets of data layers were selected, containing oil and gas well data and uranium data. The oil and gas well data layers were developed to provide a historical perspective of drilling activity for the WLCI. These data originated from the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission and were processed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The uranium data layers display records from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS) that relate to uranium resources in the WLCI study area.