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Geologic Unit: Dunderberg
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Dunderberg shale*
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • [Shale]
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

Walcott, C.D., 1908, Cambrian geology and paleontology, I; No. 5, Cambrian sections of the Cordilleran area: Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, v. 53, no. 1812, p. 167-230.


Summary:

Pg. 184, footnote. Dunderberg shale. As a result of conference with Mr. Arnold Hague, Dunderberg shale is introduced to replace Hamburg shale, the name Hamburg being retained for Hamburg limestone. Age is Late Cambrian.
Named from exposures opposite Dunderberg Mine, Eureka district, east-central NV.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 641).


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