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  • Usage in publication:
    • White Pine formation
  • Modifications:
    • First used
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Wasatch uplift
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

Welsh, J.E., and James, A.H., 1961, Pennsylvanian and Permian stratigraphy of the central Oquirrh Mountains, Utah, IN Cook, D.R., ed., Geology of the Bingham mining district and northern Oquirrh Mountains [Utah]: Utah Geological Society, Guidebook to the geology of Utah, no. 16, p. 1-16.


Summary:

Pg. 2 (table 1). 10-11, pls. 2, 5. "White Pine" formation (first used) of Oquirrh group (rank raised; restricted to Pennsylvanian rocks). Thickness about 2,350 feet. [Lithologic content incompletely described.] Top of formation is at base of Ribbon member of Butterfield formation (both new). Overlies Maple formation (new), basal formation of Oquirrh. Includes Butterfield Peaks limestone members and White Pine limestone members. Contains fusulinids (WEDEKINDELLINA, FUSULINA), bryozoans, brachiopods. Age is Middle Pennsylvanian (early and middle Des Moinesian). Units and names described herein are those used by Kennecott Copper Corp. geologists within Bingham mining district. They are not intended as formal names unless they are applicable. Report includes cross section.
Type section: in sec. 22, T. 4 S., R. 3 W., Salt Lake Co., UT. Crops out on slopes of Butterfield Peaks and is well exposed around Long Ridge anticline in southern Oquirrh Mountains and in North Oquirrh thrust block in northern Oquirrh Mountains, Salt Lake Co. and adjoining Tooele Co., UT (Great Basin province). Origin of name not stated.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1350, p. 825); supplemental information from GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Denver GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • White Pine formation†
  • Modifications:
    • [Abandoned]
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Wasatch uplift
    • Great Basin province
Publication:

Bissell, H.J., 1962, Pennsylvanian-Permian Oquirrh basin of Utah: Brigham Young University Geology Studies, v. 9, pt. 1, p. 26-49.


Summary:

Pg. 33. White Pine Formation in Oquirrh Group. Name preoccupied.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1350, p. 825).


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