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Geologic Unit: Camelback Mountain

Usage:

Camelback Mountain Quartzite (ID*)
Camelback Mountain Quartzite of Brigham Group (ID*)


Geologic age:

Precambrian*
Proterozoic, Late*
Cambrian, Early*


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

Type section: on east slope of Wild Horse Mountain, about 4.5 mi south southwest of Pocatello, in secs. 22 and 23, T. 7 S., R. 34 E., Bannock Co., ID. Named for exposures on Camelback Mountain, east of Pocatello, Idaho; this section is severely faulted (Crittenden and others, 1971).


AAPG geologic province:

Northern Rocky Mountain region*
Snake River basin*


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 ([ ]).