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Geologic Unit: Busby

Usage:

Busby Quartzite (NV*,UT*)
Busby Quartzite Member of Pioche Formation (UT*)
Notable exposures in Deep Creek Mountains area


Geologic age:

latest Early Cambrian (late Waucoban; late Dyeran)*


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

Named from exposures in Busby Canyon, on northeastern slope of Dutch Mountain, [in T. 7 S. (unsurveyed), R. 18 W.], Gold Hill district, Gold Hill 15-min quadrangle [1955 ed.], Tooele Co., western UT (Nolan, 1930; see also Nolan's USGS Prof. Paper 177, 1935).


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.

"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 ([ ]).