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Geologic Unit: Benson

Usage:

Benson Limestone (UT)


Geologic age:

Mississippian, Early
Mississippian, Late(?)


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

Named from occurrence in Reade [Reed] and Benson Ridge, just above old mine workings of same name, Salt Lake Co., UT (Hintze, 1913).
[Reed and Benson Mine at Lat. 40 deg. 36 min. 13 sec. N., Long. 111 deg. 38 min. 50 sec. W., center E/2 NE/4 sec. 31, T. 2 S., R. 3 E., Dromedary Peak 7.5-min quadrangle, Salt Lake Co., UT.]


AAPG geologic province:

Wasatch uplift


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

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