U.S. Geological Survey Home AASG Logo USGS HOME CONTACT USGS SEARCH USGS
National Geologic Map Database

Geologic Unit: Ankareh

Usage:

Ankareh Formation (ID*,UT*,WY*)
Ankareh Shale (ID*,UT*,WY*)
Ankareh Redbeds (WY*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Gartra Grit member (UT*), Lanes Tongue (ID*,WY*), Mahogany Member (UT*,WY*), Stanaker Member (UT), Wood Shale Tongue (ID*,WY*).


Geologic age:

Triassic*


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

Type locality: in secs. 13 and 24, T. 2 S., R. 3 E., southern part of Park City West 7.5-min quadrangle, Summit Co., northeastern UT (GNC index card files).
Named from Ankareh Ridge, Park City district, Summit Co., northeastern UT, on which it attains its fullest and most characteristic development within the district. Ankareh is the Uinta Ute word for red (Boutwell, 1907).


AAPG geologic province:

Green River basin*
Snake River basin*
Uinta basin*
Uinta uplift*
Wasatch uplift*


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

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

"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 ([ ]).