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Geologic Unit: Almond

Usage:

Almond Formation of Mesaverde Group (CO*,WY*)


Geologic age:

Late Cretaceous (Campanian)*


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

Notable exposures in Rock Springs uplift, Sweetwater Co., southwestern WY. Origin of name not stated by author (Schultz, 1920; US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).
Presumably named from Almond stage station near Point of Rocks, in SW/4 sec. 27, T. 20 N., R. 101 W., Sweetwater Co., southwestern WY (Gill and others, 1970).
Reference sections: (1) in SW/4 SE/4 SW/4 and SW/4 NE/4 sec. 12, T. 22 N., R. 85 W., Carbon Co., southwestern WY; (2) in SE/4 SW/4 sec. 3, T. 20 N., R. 85 W., Carbon Co., southwestern WY (Gill and others, 1970).


AAPG geologic province:

Green River basin*


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 ([ ]).