National Geologic Map Database
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Lost Canyon 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 four members) of Ely Springs Dolostone (redescribed). Type section is north of Lost Canyon [for which unit probably named] in Silver Island Mountains, NE1/4 of unsurveyed sec 30, T3N, R17W, northwestern Tooele Co, UT, Great Basin province. Additional exposures occur in southwestern UT at Barn Hills and at southern Egan Range, Delamar Mountains, Cherry Creek Range and Pancake Range in eastern NV. Consists of interbedded light-gray and dark-gray, microcrystalline to finely crystalline dolostone; thin to very thick bedded; laminated in part. Thickness at type is 217 ft; averages about 220 ft. Overlies Barn Hills Member (new) of Ely Springs; underlies Floride Member of Ely Springs. Measured sections. Fossil corals indicate a late Late Ordovician age.

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

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