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Geologic Unit: Bell Hill

Usage:

Bell Hill Member of Laketown Dolomite (UT*)


Geologic age:

early Early Silurian (Llandovery)*


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

Type section: on steep mountainside 0.5 mi north of Floride Mine, in NE/4 sec. 3, T. 13 S., R. 12 W., Juab Co., northwestern UT [in vicinity of Lat. 39 deg. 43 min. 09 sec. N., Long. 113 deg. 10 min. 59 sec. W., Topaz Mountain West 7.5-min quadrangle]. Named from Bell Hill Mine at southern end of Spors Mountain, [in SE/4 SE/4 sec. 10, T. 13 S., R. 12 W., Lat. 39 deg. 41 min. 57 sec. N., Long. 113 deg. 10 min. 23 sec. W., Topaz Mountain West 7.5-min quadrangle, Juab Co., northwestern UT] (Staatz and Osterwald, 1959).


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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