Category:Green River Formation

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English: The Green River Formation is an Eocene geologic formation that records the sedimentation in a series of intermontane lakes.
  • It is located in the U.S. states of Wyoming, Colorado and Utah.
  • The formation is best known for its exceptional well preserved fossils which make it to one of the most important lagerstätte of the world.
  • Major oil shale deposits occur in the formation.
  • It is also the type locality for seven rare evaporite minerals.

Deutsch: Die Green-River-Formation ist eine eozäne Schichtfolge aus den Ablagerungen einer Abfolge intermontaner Seen. Die Formation ist vor allem für ihre außergewöhnlich gute Fossilerhaltung bekannt, die sie zu einer der bedeutendsten Fossillagerstätten der Welt macht. Darüberhinaus ist sie die Typlokalität für sieben seltene Evaporit-Minerale.


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