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Geologic Unit: Toano
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Toano Limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Named
    • Biostratigraphic dating
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
    • Mudstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

McCollum, L.B., and Miller, D.M., 1991, Cambrian stratigraphy of the Wendover area, Utah and Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1948, 43 p.


Summary:

Named for Toano Range, Elko Co, NV. Type section designated as exposures about 4 km north of Silver Zone Pass, sec.4 T35N R68E, Silver Zone Pass 7.5' quad, west side of Toano Range, Elko Co, NV. Present in Toano Range, Pilot Range and southern Silver Island Mountains (Leppy Range), NV and UT. Predominant lithology is uniform-appearing, thin- to medium-bedded silty limestone and mudstone with color contrast between grayish-orange silty layers and medium-dark-gray lime mudstone. Is 850 m thick at type section. Contains Middle Cambrian fossils at type section from 300 m above base to uppermost 10 m (identified by A.R. Palmer, 1983, written commun.). Lower one-third of unit in Toano Range appears to be barren. Age is Middle Cambrian based on faunal evidence and presumed Middle Cambrian age of upper part of underlying Killian Springs Formation (new). Underlies Clifside Limestone (new) in Toano Range.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Toano Limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

Miller, D.M., Lush, A.P., and Schneyer, J.D., 1993, Geologic map of the Patterson Pass quadrangle, Box Elder County, Utah and Elko County, Nevada: Utah Geological Survey Map, M-144, 2 sheets, 20 p., scale 1:24,000


Summary:

Toano Limestone geographically extended into report area [Pilot Range, Patterson Pass 7.5' quad]. Age given as Cambrian.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Toano Limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

Miller, D.M., 1993, Geologic map of the Crater Island NW quadrangle, Box Elder County, Utah: Utah Geological and Mineral Survey Map, M-145, 1 sheet, 13 p., scale 1:24,000


Summary:

Toano Limestone geographically extended into report area [northern Pilot Range, Crater Island NW 7.5' quad, Box Elder Co, UT]. Age shown as Cambrian.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Toano Limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

Miller, D.M., and Lush, A.P., 1994, Geologic map of the Pilot Peak quadrangle, Box Elder County, Utah and Elko County, Nevada: Utah Geological and Mineral Survey Map, M-160, 2 sheets, 25 p., scale 1:24,000


Summary:

Toano Limestone geographically extended into report area [south Pilot Range]. Age given as Cambrian.

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


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