The Chinese wax mine: A unique oil-impregnated rock deposit

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Publication Type journal article
Author Ritzma, Howard R.
Title The Chinese wax mine: A unique oil-impregnated rock deposit
Date 1975
Description The Chinese Wax mine in Daniels Canyon, Wasatch County, Utah, is a small deposit of black, viscous, waxy oil emplaced in fractured, brecciated Oquirrh Formation (Pennsylvanian-Permian) on the Strawberry Valley (or Charleston) thrust sheet where the thrust has overriden the west margin of the Uinta Basin. The oil has apparently migrated up a fracture /one from the Wasatch or lower Green River Formations (early Eocene) beneath the thiust. The fracturing is related to a regional lineament which crosses much of northern Utah. The deposit wliich has been mined sporadically for 60 or more years is the only one in Utah with a record of exploitation solely as a source of petroleum products.
Publisher Utah Geological and Mineral Survey
Journal Title Utah Geology
Volume vol. 2
Issue no. 1
First Page p. 79
Last Page p. 82
Subject Chinese wax mine; oil-impregnated rock deposit; oil; mineral wax; viscous oil
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Ritzma, H. R. (1975). The Chinese wax mine: A unique oil-impregnated rock deposit. Utah Geology; 2(1), Spring, pp. 79-82.
Relation Has Part Utah Geology; vol. 2, no. 1, Spring, pp. 79-82 (1975)
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Date Created 2015-02-27
Date Modified 2015-06-24
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