Devonian shelf-basin, Michigan Basin, Alpena, Michigan

  title={Devonian shelf-basin, Michigan Basin, Alpena, Michigan},
  author={Raymond C. Gutschick},
Black organic-rich shales deserve our attention due to their energy potential a source rocks and fracture reservoirs for petroleum and natural gas. The Paxton Quarry offers the opportunity to examine an exceptional exposure of black shale (large area in Fig. 3; thick section in Fig. 4) as part of the formational sheet that continues into the Michigan Basin subsurface. These special rocks offer a challenge to observe and test their physical, chemical, and organic composition and structure to… CONTINUE READING