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An addition, strippable lignite resources populate roughly the same area.


A witness to geologic history American geologists divide geologic time following the Precambrian Era into twelve periods. They represent roughly the past 570 million years of the earth’s 4.5-billion year history. The Williston Basin is somewhat unique because its rock strata represent, in part, each one. Oil and natural gas are produced from strata laid down in seven of those periods. The basin also produces lignite, potash, salt, clay, aggregates as well as other useful materials.


Throughout much of its geologic history, the Williston Basin has been submerged – so most of the sediments that have accumulated reflect warm marine environments – sometimes deeper, sometimes shallower. The shale and sandstone units indicate periods when streams were unloading massive quantities of sand and clay into the sea’s shallow bottom. The limestone


and dolomite layers formed as calcium and magnesium compounds that settled out of ocean water or built up in coral reefs. The salt and potash deposits reveal times of high evaporation. In addition, geologists know that the surface of the Williston Basin was periodically above sea level and was the subject of erosion cycles. Evidence of those periods of the basin’s history is all but lost to us.


The Nesson Anticline – where it all started In addition to the Red Wing Creek Crater, a number of important structures have formed in the Williston Basin’s rock layers. One is a north- south trending area located primarily in eastern Williams and McKenzie Counties. It marks the location of the Nesson Anticline, the geologic feature that gave birth to North Dakota’s oil and natural gas industry more than a half century ago. While trekking along the Missouri, Lewis & Clark might have noticed the anticline by the subtle dip in some of the basin’s coal units.


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