Monday, June 20, 2011
Today’s investigation took us deep into the Big Horn Basin to locate a feasible site for an oil well. My teaching cohorts and I collected rock samples and observed the topography of the Big Horn Basin and will try to determine the best location to place an oil drill. Wyoming is known for its abundance of fossil fuels, including coal, oil, and natural gas. The uplift that occurred during the Laramide Orogeny brought these fossil fuel deposits closer to the surface for easier access by oil companies.