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The Mississippian Carbonate Play is much bigger than you imagined. I would like to expand the formation to include Pre-Cambrian formations further north in the United States. This blog will consist almost entirely of figures and diagrams and one hyperlink to a interesting USGS article. If I used words, there would not be enough space, plus the diagrams and figures and the referenced article convey the information better than I ever could by written words in this given format.
The Mid-continent rift system is correlated with the carbonate shelf, and the other geologic formations in this system of interest are much older because they are Precambrian in age. The point is that the same general trend extends Northerly for many miles for both the Mississippian Carbonate Play and the Precambrian formations referenced in the USGS paper at the bottom of this blog via hyperlink. Yes, Precambrian formations can produce fossil fuels! The best examples are in Mongolia and Russia - where the Precambrian oil and gas formations and speculation have been in the news.