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  • Usage in publication:
    • Davis Spring Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Siltstone
    • Chert
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

Hose, R.K., Armstrong, A.K., Harris, A.G., and Mamet, B.L., 1982, Devonian and Mississippian rocks of the northern Antelope Range, Eureka County, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 1182, 19 p. [Available online from the USGS PubsWarehouse: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/pp/pp1182]


Summary:

Named as formation for Upper Davis Spring, about 3 km southeast of measured section. Type section measured in SE1/4 sec 20, T16N, R51E, northern Antelope Range, Eureka Co., NV in the Great Basin province. Areal extent shown on geologic map (fig. 2). Is very fine grained pale-brown siliceous dolomitic siltstone and finely laminated chert. Thickness at type is 125 m. Unconformably overlies Fenstermaker Wash Formation; conformably underlies Kinkead Spring Limestone. Age considered to be late Kinderhookian to Osagean (Early Mississippian) based on conodonts. Radiolarians present. Reworked Famennian age (Late Devonian) conodonts present. Environment of deposition interpreted to be marine, below wave base, with euxinic bottom waters and oxygenated upper levels.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Denver GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Davis Spring Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Age modified
    • Biostratigraphic dating
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

Gordon, Mackenzie, Jr., 1986, Late Kinderhookian (Early Mississippian) ammonoids of the western United States: Paleontological Society Memoir, 19, 36 p.


Summary:

Ammonoid PERICYCLUS (GONIOCYCLUS) ANTELOPENSIS n. sp. identified from type section indicates a late Kinderhookian age for the Davis Spring in the Great Basin province. Combined conodont and ammonoid evidence shows PERICYCLUS-bearing beds in Antelope Range belong in SIPHONODELLA ISOSTICHA-Upper S. CRENULATA Conodont Zone.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Denver GNULEX).


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