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Geologic Unit: Ammonia Tanks

Usage:

Ammonia Tanks Tuff of Timber Mountain Group (CA*,NV*)


Geologic age:

Miocene*


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

Type locality [area]: about 0.25 mi north of Ammonia Tanks, Nevada Test Site, and continuing for several mi along south rim of Pahute Mesa, Nye Co., southern NV. Named from Ammonia Tanks (Orkild, 1965).


AAPG geologic province:

Great Basin province*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"No current usage" (†) implies that a name has been abandoned or has fallen into disuse. Former usage and, if known, replacement name given in parentheses ( ).

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