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  •  Interesting (0+ / 0-)

    the Newark Basin (I believe it and your basin were formed at the same time  - ca 230 mya?) has been cored pretty thoroughly afaik. I've seen the cores - the color changes are remarkable. We were looking for sources of arsenic. Some groundwaters here are contaminated with naturally occurring As.

    Have they done prelim work to see how much gas fracking would yield?

    Do you know how much potentially gas-yielding material there is in the basin?

    I ask because iirc Newark basin is mostly reddish rocks, not grey/black ones. I would assume the red rocks will not yield nat gas.

    thanks

    and sorry to hear this is going on.

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    by mightymouse on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 12:51:20 PM PDT

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    •  The red rocks are oxidized. Gas is unlikely. (1+ / 0-)
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      There's a dark unit called the Cumnock formation that's coal and gas bearing in central NC. The red units above it don't generally bear gas unless they trapped it coming up from below.

      look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

      by FishOutofWater on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 01:22:07 PM PDT

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      •  we have a dark formation - the Lockatong (0+ / 0-)

        however, there are dark layers through the whole thing - 20,000 ft or so.

        they found the timing of the color changes was related to milankovich-type cycles - it was driven by global climate change.

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        by mightymouse on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 02:00:14 PM PDT

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        •  Here's a map & document of PA radon potential (1+ / 0-)
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          I just reviewed it an found a mistake in my comments to DENR. It's an interesting discussion of where radon problems might happen including the Triassic basins.

          http://nepis.epa.gov/...

          Hmmm. Google EPA map Pennsylvania Radon. That link is ugly.

          look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

          by FishOutofWater on Mon Apr 02, 2012 at 02:37:15 PM PDT

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