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Geologic Unit: Christmas Canyon

Christmas Canyon Formation*

Geologic Province:
Mojave basin*

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Type section: 1 mi west of Christmas Canyon, Lava Mountains, in SW/4 NW/4 sec. 8, T. 28 S., R. 43 E., San Bernardino Co., CA (Smith, 1964).

Unit Name History:
Named (Smith, 1964).
Areal limits (Smith and others, 1968).
Age modified (Izett and Wilcox, 1982).

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Last modified: 15-Jan-2013