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Geologic Unit: Bear Canyon

Usage:

Bear Canyon Member of Oquirrh Formation (UT*)
Bear Canyon Formation of Oquirrh Group (UT)


Geologic age:

Middle Pennsylvanian (Atokan to Desmoinesian)*


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

Type locality: on crest of ridge north of Bear Canyon that is continuation of Wallsburg Ridge extending westward from corner of SE/4 sec. 16, T. 5 S., R. 4 E., Wasatch Co., north-central UT (Baker, 1976).


AAPG geologic province:

Uinta basin*


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 ([ ]).