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Geologic Unit: Pariott
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Pariott member*
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
    • Mudstone
    • Siltstone
    • Shale
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Paradox basin

Shoemaker, E.M., and Newman, W.L., 1959, Moenkopi formation (Triassic? and Triassic) in Salt anticline region, Colorado and Utah: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 43, no. 8, p. 1835-1851. [Available online, with subscription, from AAPG archives: http://www.aapg.org/datasystems or http://search.datapages.com]


Pg. 1838-1839, 1842, 1847-1848. Pariott member of Moenkopi formation. Consists of red-brown to purplish-brown sandstone and chocolate-brown, orange, and red mudstone, siltstone, and shale. Thickness at type section 134 feet; 252 feet in Sinbad Valley, southwestern Colorado; thickens abruptly toward the west and is several hundred feet thick where it dips beneath the surface beyond northwest end of Castle Valley, southwestern Utah, where it is overlain by a lens of gray silty conglomeratic sandstone assigned by Baker (1933, USGS Bull. 841) to Shinarump conglomerate and by Dane (1935, USGS Bull. 863) to Chinle formation. Overlies Sewemup member (new); unconformably underlies Chinle formation and in some areas truncated by it. [Age is Middle(?) Triassic.]
Type section: south side Pariott Mesa, in sec. 5, T. 25 N., R. 23 E., Grand Co., southwestern UT.

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