News Releases

2012

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WSGS Releases Groundwater Report for Wind River-Bighorn Basin
November 9 - The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) today announced the release of a new report on groundwater resources in the Wind River and Bighorn basins. This research is part of a comprehensive study on Wyoming’s groundwater resources, found in geologic deposits and bedrock formations in aquifers ranging in age from present Quaternary to Precambrian.

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Governor Mead Signs Proclamation for Earth Science Week, Oct. 14-20
October 15 - Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has proclaimed the week of October 14-20 as Wyoming Earth Science Week. Earth Science Week coincides with National Fossil Day on October 17, with events planned by both the Tate Geological Museum at Casper College and the University of Wyoming Geological Museum.

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Wyoming Geological Survey Releases Five New Geologic Maps
September 19 - The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has published five new geologic maps designed to help inform decisions related to energy and mineral exploration and development in Wyoming, as well as management of water resources and geologic hazards.

Velocity Trends in Cretaceous Rocks In Wyoming Laramide Basins

WSGS Report Details the High-Tech Research Behind Locating Natural Gas Reserves
July 20 - A new report by the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) is intended to help guide oil and natural gas exploration and development efforts in Wyoming as well as other Rocky Mountain states.

Wyoming Geological Survey Releases New Oil and Gas Map

Wyoming Geological Survey Releases New Oil and Gas Map
July 20 - A comprehensive new map on oil and natural gas resources in Wyoming covers a range of information – from the geology to key facilities and production. The map released today by the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) covers oil and gas extractive activities across the state, and is part of the agency’s professional map series.

Successful Uranium Exploration Model in the Shirley Basin Used Worldwide Today

Successful Uranium Exploration Model in the Shirley Basin Used Worldwide Today
February 22 - In the early 1960s, when uranium mining in Wyoming represented a large portion of the state’s extractive energy industry, geologists discovered what has become an industry standard used worldwide for locating sandstone-type uranium ore deposits.

WSGS Launches New Website on Wyoming’s Electrical Generation Resources

WSGS Launches New Website on Wyoming’s Electrical Generation Resources
February 15 -The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) has launched a new website dedicated to Wyoming’s electrical generation. The site includes regular updates on energy resources used in the state for generating electricity, as well as the megawatts (MW) produced by each fuel source.