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Meeteetse Formation

  • Southeast of Meeteetse, Wyoming
  • 24" x 48"
  • Oil on Canvas

The Meeteetse Formation is a Late Cretaceous geologic formation located on the northeastern side of Route 120, southeast of Meeteetse, Wyoming, Dinosaur remains are among the fossils recovered from the site which consists of a mixture of siliciclastics and coal. With gray and white clayey sand, drab sandstone, gray and brown shale, and bentonitic clay. and varies in thickness from a feather's edge (due to erosion) to almost 1,000 feet thick. In the deep subsurface, the Meeteetse reaches about 4,500 feet thick and can have up to 100 different coal horizons, some of which are 20 feet thick.