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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 16 (1932)

Issue: 2. (February)

First Page: 153

Last Page: 168

Title: Geology of Muskegon Oil Field, Muskegon, Michigan

Author(s): R. B. Newcombe (2)


The Muskegon oil field was discovered in December, 1927, and reached its peak of production in August, 1929. This was the first field of significant commercial size in Michigan, containing 2,800 producing acres. The structure shows between 60 and 70 feet of closure on the productive porous limestone horizons, which include the Traverse, Dundee (?), and Upper Monroe, of Devonian age. The disappearance of the Devonian structure beneath the Salina salt beds seems to be explainable by the rate of eastward divergence of the Monroe-Salina section into the center of the basin.

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