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    • Antelope Valley limestone*
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    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

Nolan, T.B., Merriam, C.W., and Williams, J. Steele, 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]


Summary:

Pg. 28-29, pls. Antelope Valley limestone of Pogonip group. Named applied to uppermost formation in Pogonip Group. Dominantly thick-bedded or massive, medium-gray or light-bluish gray, fine-grained limestone. Very little chert present. Cliff-forming units not uncommon. Locally contains thinner bedded zones, as at base of formation on Martins Ridge, where there is about 150 feet of rather thinly bedded argillaceous limestone. Here, formation not separable from underlying Ninemile formation (new) on basis of change from thinner bedded to thicker bedded limestone, but color change in thin-bedded rocks is distinctive. Thinner bedded limestones present near top of formation both in Antelope Valley and at Eureka. In this part of section, limestone tends to be flaggy or platy with tan argillaceous partings and mottlings, although limestone still retains medium-gray to light-blulsh-gray color in bulk of unit. Thickness about 400 feet near Eureka; about 1,100 feet at Martins Ridge. In type area, underlies Copenhagen formation (new); in Eureka district proper, underlies Eureka quartzite. Fossils. Age is Middle Ordovician based on abundant fauna identified by C.W. Merriam.
Named from occurrence in Antelope Valley region, Eureka and Nye Cos., central NV. Well exposed on Martins [Martin] Ridge, in T. 15 N., R. 49 E., a linear northward-trending ridge that separates Copenhagen Canyon from Antelope Valley and is about [35 mi] southwest of Eureka, south Eureka Co., central NV.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 108-109); supplemental information from GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Menlo GNULEX).


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    • Great Basin province
Publication:

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


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.

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Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Antelope Valley limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province

Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Antelope Valley limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

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


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).


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    • Antelope Valley Limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
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.


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.

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    • Antelope Valley Limestone*
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    • Age modified
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
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)


Summary:

Age of Antelope Valley limestone changed from Middle Ordovician to Early and Middle Ordovician.

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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.


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.

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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)


Summary:

Antelope Valley Limestone geographically extended into Spring Mountains, southeast NV. Age given as Ordovician.

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    • Age modified
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    • Great Basin province
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.


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).


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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)


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.

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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, scale 1:31,680


Summary:

Antelope Valley Limestone of Early and Middle Ordovician age recognized in Cockalorum Wash 15' quad, Eureka and Nye Cos., east central NV.

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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, scale 1:24,000


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).


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    • Antelope Valley Formation*
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    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
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, 1 sheet, 6 p., scale 1:24,000


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).


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