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Geologic Unit: Belt

Usage:

Belt Supergroup (ID*,MT*,WA*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --in ID: Aldridge Formation, Apple Creek Phyllite, Blacktail Formation*, Creston Formation or Creston Quartzite, Deer Trail Group, Missoula Group*, Newland Formation* or Newland Limestone*, /Orofino series [informal], Piegan Group, Prichard Formation*, Ravalli Argillite* or Ravalli Formation or Ravalli Group*, Revett Formation*, Wallace Formation*.
(alphabetical) --in MT: Aldridge Formation, Altyn Formation*, Appekunny Formation, Blackfoot Formation*, Chamberlain Shale*, Creston Formation or Creston Quartzite, Garnet Range Formation, Greyson Formation, Helena Dolomite* or Helena Formation*, LaHood Formation*, Libby Formation*, McNamara Formation, Missoula Group*, Mount Shields Formation, Neihart Quartzite*, Newland Formation* or Newland Limestone*, Prichard Formation*, Ravalli Argillite* or Ravalli Group*, Red Plume Quartzite, Revett Formation*, Shepard Formation*, Snowslip Formation*, Spokane Formation, Table Mountain Quartzite*, Wallace Formation*, Waterton Formation*, Werner Peak Formation.
(alphabetical) --in WA: Bonner Formation, Deer Trail Group*, Missoula Group*, Prichard Formation*, Ravalli Argillite* or Ravalli Formation or Ravalli Group*, Revett Formation*, Wallace Formation*.


Geologic age:

Middle Proterozoic*


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

Named from the extensive development of the rocks in the Big Belt and Little Belt Mountains of central MT, in Meagher and Broadwater Cos.


AAPG geologic province:

Northern Rocky Mountain region*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

"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 ([ ]).