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Geologic Unit: Hoback

Usage:

Hoback Formation (WY*)


Subunits:

Skyline Trail Conglomerate Member (WY).


Geologic age:

Tertiary*
Paleocene*


Type section, locality, area and/or origin of name:

Exposures on southeastern side of Game Hill, opposite mouth of Cliff Creek, in T. 38 N., R. 114 W., Sublette Co., western WY. Good exposure extends southeastward from Battle Mountain for about 4 mi along U.S. Highway 187, on northeast side of Hoback River (Dorr, 1952).


AAPG geologic province:

Green River basin*
Yellowstone province*


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For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"No current usage" (†) implies that a name has been abandoned or has fallen into disuse. Former usage and, if known, replacement name given in parentheses ( ).

Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).

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