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Geologic Unit: Gettel
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Gettel Member
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Dolostone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province

Budge, D.R., and Sheehan, P.M., 1980, The Upper Ordovician through Middle Silurian of the eastern Great Basin; Part 1, Introduction; historical perspective and stratigraphic synthesis: Milwaukee Public Museum Contributions in Biology and Geology, no. 28, 26 p., See also "Part 2, Lithologic descriptions," Milwaukee Public Mus. Contrib. Bio. Geol., no. 29, 80 p., 1980


Named as member (third from base, of six members) of Laketown Dolostone (redescribed). Type section is west of Gettel Playa, for which unit is probably named, in Barn Hills, NE1/4 SW1/4 sec 26, T21S, R14W, southwestern Millard Co, UT, Great Basin province. Restricted to southern part of study area. Outcrops in southern part of Egan Range, east-central NV and may extend as far east as Bare Mountains in southern NV; does not extend as far east as Delamar Mountains, southeastern NV, nor as far northwest as Pancake Range, east-central NV. Consists of light-olive-gray to brownish-gray, microcrystalline to finely crystalline dolostone; medium to thick bedded; weathers light brownish gray. Deposited in subtidal environment. Thickness at type is 38 ft; average is 130 ft [probably a misprint]. Overlies High Lake Member (new) of Laketown; underlies Portage Canyon Member (new) or Jack Valley Member (revised), both of Laketown. Two measured sections. Silurian age [basis of age not stated].

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

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