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Geologic Unit: House
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  • Usage in publication:
    • House limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

Hintze, L.F., 1951, Lower Ordovician detailed stratigraphic sections for western Utah: Utah Geological and Mineral Survey Bulletin, no. 39, 99 p.


Summary:

Named as the lowest formation of the Pogonip group. The type locality is in the House Range in sec 23, T20S, R13W, Millard Co., UT in the Great Basin province. Consists of 457 ft of medium-gray, medium- to thin-bedded, cherty, silty calcilutite. Overlies Upper Cambrian rocks; underlies Fillmore limestone (new) of the Pogonip. Has brachiopods and trilobites. Is assigned to the Ordovician.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • House Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Age modified
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

Hintze, L.F., Taylor, M.E., and Miller, J.F., 1988, Upper Cambrian-Lower Ordovician Notch Peak Formation in western Utah: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 1393, 30 p.


Summary:

Overlies the Lava Dam Member of the Notch Peak Formation, which is one of three newly-named members of the Notch Peak in Millard Co, UT in the Great Basin province. Age changed from Late Cambrian and Early Ordovician to Early Ordovician age following usage of Hintze (1974). Earlier usage by Drewes and Palmer (1975) and by Whitebread (1969) included equivalents of Red Tops and Lava Dam Members of Notch Peak Formation of this report in the House, thus accounting for the older age assignment. Correlation chart.

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


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