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Geologic Unit: Bear Den

Usage:

Bear Den Member of Golden Valley Formation (ND)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --all informal, in ND (local): Alamo Bluff lignite bed, Taylor bed.


Geologic age:

early Tertiary (late Paleocene)


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

Type section: south of Blue Buttes on tributary of Bear Den Creek, about 12 km northwest of Mandaree, McKenzie Co., ND (Hickey, 1977).
Reference section (for Golden Valley Formation): south of town of Golden Valley, in W/2 NE/4 sec. 2, T. 143 N., R. 90 W., Mercer Co., ND (Hickey, 1977).


AAPG geologic province:

Williston basin


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

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