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Geologic Unit: Buck Spring

Usage:

Buck Spring Formation (WY)


Geologic age:

Middle Cambrian


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

Type locality: near Buck Spring, in SE/4 sec. 4, T. 22 N., R. 88 W., in northwestern part of Rawlins uplift, Carbon Co., south-central WY (Shaw and McGrew, 1954).
Type section: in sec. 33, T. 23 N., R. 88 W., Carbon Co., WY (Shaw and Deland, 1955).


AAPG geologic province:

Green River basin
Wind River basin


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

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