AAPG Studies in Geology No. 50,
(Section Title: The Ferron Sandstone -- Overview and Reservoir Analog) Chapter 1: Previous
Studies of the Ferron Sandstone, by Thomas A. Ryer, Pages 2 - 38
from:AAPG Studies in Geology No. 50: Regional
to Wellbore Analog for Fluvial-Deltaic Reservoir Modeling: The Ferron Sandstone of Utah,
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The Ferron Sandstone --
Overview and Reservoir Analog
Previous Studies of the Ferron Sandstone
Thomas A. Ryer
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bunch," Luptons field team near Cleveland, Utah, circa 1910. Photograph
courtesy of the family of C. T. Lupton.
The Ferron Sandstone has, at least by North American standards, a long and
rich history of study. Early interest in the Ferron was based on the fact that it contains
substantial amounts of mineable coal, the presence of which was noted in the geological
literature as early as 1874. Acomprehensive documentation of the many coal seams of the
Ferron was published in 1916.