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Geologic Unit: Beacon Peak

Usage:

Beacon Peak Dolomite (NV*)


Geologic age:

Early Devonian*


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

Type locality: in Oxyoke Canyon, on lower western slope of Beacon Peak, [in W/2 sec. 16 and E/2 sec. 17, T. 18 N., R. 54 E., approx. Lat. 39 deg. 25 min. 50 sec. N., Long. 115 deg. 54 min. 26 sec. W., Pinto Summit 15-min quadrangle, White Pine-Eureka Co. line, central NV] (Nolan and others, 1956).


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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