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  • Usage in publication:
    • Deep Spring formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

Kirk, Edwin, 1918, Stratigraphy of the Inyo Range, [California], IN Knopf, Adolph, A geologic reconnaissance of the Inyo Range and the eastern slope of the southern Sierra Nevada, California: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 110, p. 19-77, (incl. geologic map, scale 1:125,000)


Summary:

Deep Spring formation. About 1,600 feet of sandstones and dolomitic limestones unconformably underlying Campito sandstone and unconformably overlying Reed dolomite. Age is pre-Cambrian.
Named from exposures along west side of Deep Spring Valley in canyons north of Antelope Spring, [Inyo Mountains], eastern CA.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 587).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Deep Spring Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Age modified
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province

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

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