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Geologic Unit: Marjum
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Marjum formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

Walcott, C.D., 1908, Cambrian geology and paleontology, I; No. 1, Nomenclature of some Cambrian Cordilleran formations: Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, v. 53, no. 1804, p. 1-12.


Summary:

Pg. 9, 10. Marjum formation. Gray to dark, more or less thin-bedded arenaceous limestone, 1,092 feet thick. Underlies Weeks formation and overlies Wheeler formation. Age is Middle Cambrian. [Marjum limestone adopted by the USGS.]
Type locality: in cliffs on south side of Marjum Pass, House Range, [Millard Co.], western UT.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 1302).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Marjum limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
    • Shale
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

Deiss, C.F., 1938, Cambrian formations and sections in part of Cordilleran Trough: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 49, no. 7, p. 1067-1168.


Summary:

Pg. 1129-1132, 1141 (fig. 5), 1147. Marjum limestone. Thickness emended section 1,530 feet [= 448 feet more than Walcott's Marjum]. Overlies Wheeler shale; underlies Weeks limestone. [Age is Middle Cambrian (Albertan).] Middle-Upper Cambrian boundary lies at base of Weeks.
Type locality (emended): on spur which forms west side of Rainbow Valley [now Marjum Canyon], House Range, [Notch Peak 7.5-min quadrangle, Millard Co.], western UT.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 2383).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Marjum Formation
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

Hintze, L.H., and Robison, R.A., 1975, Middle Cambrian stratigraphy of the House, Wah Wah, and adjacent ranges in western Utah: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 86, no. 7, p. 881-891.


Summary:

Is a valid map unit only in central House Range, UT, Great Basin province. Name should not be extended into other areas. Correlates with Pierson Cove Formation (new) and part of Trippe Limestone (revised) in Fish Springs, northern and southern House and Cricket Ranges, west-central UT. Overlies Wheeler Shale; underlies Weeks Limestone. Middle Cambrian age.

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


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