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Geologic Unit: Ashern

Usage:

Ashern Formation of Elk Point Group (MT,ND)


Geologic age:

Late Silurian to early Middle Devonian


Type section, locality, area and/or origin of name: (See Canadian Lexicon)

Named from village of Ashern, near Lake Manitoba, Township 25, Range 7 West of Principal Meridian (WPM), Manitoba, Canada, Williston basin (Baillie, 1951).


AAPG geologic province:

Williston basin


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

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