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  • Usage in publication:
    • South Hill Sandstone Member*
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

Nolan, T.B., Merriam, C.W., and Blake, M.C., Jr., 1974, Geologic map of the Pinto Summit quadrangle, Eureka and White Pine Counties, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map, I-793, 1 sheet, 14 p., scale 1:31,680


Summary:

[Probably named for South Hill; no type designated by original author]. Exposed only in Grays Canyon near South Hill [39 deg 21' 26"N, 115 deg 59' 50"W] Pinto Summit 15' quad Eureka Co, NV. Is second from top member of Nevada Formation. Composed of white to light-gray sheared quartzite or quartzitic sandstone with some interbedded sandy dolomite. Maximum of 200 ft exposed. Underlies Bay State Dolomite Member of the Nevada Formation. Overlies Grays Canyon Limestone Member. In Grays Canyon represents Woodpecker Limestone Member. Is latest Early and early Middle Devonian age.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • South Hill Sandstone*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

Hose, R.K., Armstrong, A.K., Harris, A.G., and Mamet, B.L., 1982, Devonian and Mississippian rocks of the northern Antelope Range, Eureka County, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 1182, 19 p. [Available online from the USGS PubsWarehouse: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/pp/pp1182]


Summary:

Raised to formation rank [replacing the Nevada Formation, which is abandoned]. Crops out in small fault blacks in south Fish Creek Range; is not present in Antelope Range.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • South Hill Sandstone*
  • Modifications:
    • Mapped
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

Hose, R.K., 1983, Geologic map of the Cockalorum Wash quadrangle, Eureka and Nye Counties, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map, I-1410, scale 1:31,680


Summary:

Small outcrops of South Hill(?) Sandstone mapped in northwestern part of Fish Creek Range and 1 km southeast of Eightmile Well. Composed of well-indurated medium-grained quartzite. Overlies Sentinel Mountain(?) Dolomite. Underlies Bay State Dolomite. Age is Middle Devonian.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • South Hill Sandstone
  • Modifications:
    • Not used
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

Johnson, J.G., and Cowell, P.F., 1987, Elimination of anomalous Devonian stratigraphy south of Eureka, Nevada: Palaios, v. 2, p. 85-86.


Summary:

Name South Hill Sandstone (of Nolan and others, 1974) is abandoned [not used] in South Hill area because rocks are actually a tongue of Oxyoke Canyon Sandstone which overlies Sadler Ranch Formation. In this area underlies undivided Sentinel Mountain-Bay State Formations. Oxyoke Canyon tongue in this area contains conodonts indicative of the COSTATUS zone [Eifelian, Middle Devonian age].

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


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