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Geologic Unit: Antelope Valley

Publication:
Nolan, T.B., Merriam, C.W., and Williams, J.S., 1956, The 
   stratigraphic section in the vicinity of Eureka, Nevada: U.S. 
   Geological Survey Professional Paper, 276, 77 p., (incl. 
   geologic map, scale 1:21,200) [Available online from the USGS 
   PubsWarehouse:  http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/pp/pp276]
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Antelope Valley limestone*

Modifications: Geologic Province: Dominant Lithology:
 Named
 Great Basin province
 Limestone

Summary:
Named applied to uppermost formation in Pogonip Group. Type area given on Martin Ridge that separates Copenhagen Canyon from Antelope Valley (about 25 mi southwest of Eureka, NV). Consists of thick-bedded or massive medium-gray or light-bluish gray fine-grained limestone. Thickness about 400 ft near Eureka; about 1,100 ft at Martin Ridge. At type area underlies Copenhagen formation (new); in Eureka district proper, underlies Eureka quartzite. Overlies Ninemile formation. Age is Middle Ordovician based on abundant fauna identified by C.W. Merriam.
Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Menlo GNULEX).


Publication:
Yochelson, E.L., 1957, Notes on the gastropod Palliseria robusta 
   Wilson: Journal of Paleontology, v. 31, no. 3, p. 648-650.
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Antelope Valley limestone*

Modifications: Geologic Province: Dominant Lithology:
 Age modified
 Great Basin province
 

Summary:
E. Kirk and G.A. Cooper (in Duncan, 1956) agreed that Chazy and therefore Antelope Valley limestone is late Early Ordovician rather than early Middle Ordovician.
Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Menlo GNULEX).


Publication:
Roberts, R.J., Hotz, P.E., Gilluly, James, and Ferguson, H.G., 
   1958, Paleozoic rocks of north-central Nevada: American 
   Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 42, no. 12, 
   p. 2813-2857. [Available online, with subscription, from AAPG 
   archives:  http://www.aapg.org/datasystems or  http://
   search.datapages.com]
Usage in Publication:
Antelope Valley limestone*

Modifications: Geologic Province: Dominant Lithology:
 Areal limits
 Great Basin province
 

Summary:
Antelope Valley limestone geographically extended to Roberts Mountains area, NV.
Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Menlo GNULEX).


Publication:
Kay, G.M., 1960, Paleozoic continental margin in central Nevada, 
   western United States, IN Rasmussen, L.B., and Larsen, Gunnar, 
   Regional paleogeography: International Geological Congress, 
   21st, Report, Copenhagen, 1960, pt. 12, p. 94-103.
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Antelope Valley limestone*

Modifications: Geologic Province: Dominant Lithology:
 Areal limits
 Great Basin province
 

Summary:
In Toquima Range, overlies Stoneberger shale (new); underlies Caesar Canyon formation or Diana formation (both new).
Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Menlo GNULEX).


Publication:
Byers, F.M., Jr., Barnes, Harley, Poole, F.G., and Ross, R.J., 
   Jr., 1961, Revised subdivision of Ordovician System at the 
   Nevada Test Site and vicinity, Nevada; Article 189, IN 
   Geological Survey research 1961; short papers in the geologic 
   and hydrologic sciences; Articles 147-292: U.S. Geological 
   Survey Professional Paper, 424-C, p. C106-C110.
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Antelope Valley Limestone*

Modifications: Geologic Province: Dominant Lithology:
 Revised
 Great Basin province
 

Summary:
Antelope Valley limestone subdivided into three newly-named members in report area, (ascending); Paiute Ridge, Ranger Mountains, and Aysees members. Age is Early and Middle Ordovician.
Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Menlo GNULEX).


Publication:
Merriam, C.W., 1963, Paleozoic rocks of Antelope Valley, Eureka 
   and Nye Counties, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Professional 
   Paper, 423, 67 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:160,000)
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Antelope Valley Limestone*

Modifications: Geologic Province: Dominant Lithology:
 Age modified
 Great Basin province
 

Summary:
Age of Antelope Valley limestone changed from Middle Ordovician to Early and Middle Ordovician.
Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Menlo GNULEX).


Publication:
Ross, R.J., Jr., 1964, Middle and Lower Ordovician formations 
   in southernmost Nevada and adjacent California, IN Contributions 
   to stratigraphic paleontology, 1963-64: U.S. Geological Survey 
   Bulletin, 1180-C, p. C1-C101.
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Antelope Valley Limestone*

Modifications: Geologic Province: Dominant Lithology:
 Areal limits
 Great Basin province
 

Summary:
Antelope Valley Limestone of Pogonip Group is extended into Quartz Spring area, north of Teakettle Junction, Dry Mountain quad, CA, where section shows distribution of rocks types and enclosed fossils.
Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Menlo GNULEX).


Publication:
Burchfiel, B.C., Fleck, R.J., Secor, D.T., Vincelette, R.R., 
   and Davis, G.A., 1974, Geology of the Spring Mountains, 
   Nevada: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 85, no. 
   7, p. 1013-1022, (incl. geologic map, scale 1:63,360)
Usage in Publication:
Antelope Valley Limestone*

Modifications: Geologic Province: Dominant Lithology:
 Areal limits
 Great Basin province
 

Summary:
Antelope Valley Limestone geographically extended into Spring Mountains, southeast NV. Age given as Ordovician.
Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Menlo GNULEX).


Publication:
Ross, R.J., Jr., Jaanusson, V., and Friedman, I., 1975, Lithology 
   and origin of Middle Ordovician calcareous mudmound at 
   Meiklejohn Peak, southern Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey 
   Professional Paper, 871, 48 p.
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Antelope Valley Limestone*

Modifications: Geologic Province: Dominant Lithology:
 Age modified
 Great Basin province
 

Summary:
Ages of Antelope Valley Limestone and its members (ascending): Paiute Ridge, Ranger Mountains, and Aysees Members changed from Early and Middle Ordovician to Middle Ordovician based on studies of mudmounds with STROMATACTIS structures.
Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Menlo GNULEX).


Publication:
McKee, E.H., 1976, Geology of the northern part of the Toquima 
   Range, Lander, Eureka, and Nye Counties, Nevada: U.S. Geological 
   Survey Professional Paper, 931, 49 p., (incl. geologic map, 
   scale 1:62,500)
Usage in Publication:
Antelope Valley Limestone*

Modifications: Geologic Province: Dominant Lithology:
 Age modified
 Great Basin province
 

Summary:
Age is Middle Ordovician in the north Toquima Range and is late Early Ordovician and Middle Ordovician in type area. Type locality should read: Martin Ridge, T15N, R49E, which separates Copenhagen Canyon on west from Antelope Valley on east, south Eureka Co, NV.
Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Menlo GNULEX).


Publication:
Hose, R.K., 1983, Geologic map of the Cockalorum Wash quadrangle, 
   Eureka and Nye Counties, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey 
   Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map, I-1410, 1 sheet, 
   scale 1:31,680
Usage in Publication:
Antelope Valley Limestone*

Modifications: Geologic Province: Dominant Lithology:
 Areal limits
 Great Basin province
 

Summary:
Antelope Valley Limestone of Early and Middle Ordovician age recognized in Cockalorum Wash 15' quad, Eureka and Nye Cos., east central NV.
Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Menlo GNULEX).


Publication:
Maldonado, Florian, and Schmidt, D.L., 1991, Geologic map of 
   the southern Sheep Range, Fossil Ridge, and Castle Rock area, 
   Clark County, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous 
   Investigations Series Map, I-2806, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000
Usage in Publication:
Antelope Valley Limestone*

Modifications: Geologic Province: Dominant Lithology:
 Areal limits
 Great Basin province
 

Summary:
Unit geographically extended into report area [southern Sheep Range, Fossil Ridge, and Castle Rock area, Clark Co, NV]. Age given as Middle Ordovician.
Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Menlo GNULEX).


Publication:
Monsen, Susan, Carr, M.D., Reheis, M.C., and Orkild, P.P., 1992, 
   Geologic map of Bare Mountain, Nye County, Nevada: U.S. 
   Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map, 
   I-2201, 6 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000
Usage in Publication:
Antelope Valley Formation*

Modifications: Geologic Province: Dominant Lithology:
 Areal limits
 Great Basin province
 

Summary:
Unit geographically extended into report area [Bare Mountain, Bare Mountain 15' quad, Nye Co, NV]. Age given as Ordovician.
Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Menlo GNULEX).