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Geologic Unit: Abercrombie

Usage:

Abercrombie Formation (UT*-recognized in Deep Creek Mountains area)


Geologic age:

Middle Cambrian*


Type section, locality, area and/or origin of name:

Type locality: Abercrombie Peak on ridge south of Dry Canyon, [in T. 9 S., R. 18 W.], Gold Hill district, southern edge of Gold Hill 15-min quadrangle [1955 ed.], Tooele Co., western UT, is underlain by this formation, hence the name (Nolan, 1930; see also Nolan's USGS Prof. Paper 177, 1935).


AAPG geologic province:

Great Basin province*


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

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Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).