National Geologic Map Database

Geologic Unit: Carmel


Carmel Formation of San Rafael Group (AZ*,CO*,NM*,UT*,WY*)


(alphabetical): Co-op Creek Limestone Member (UT), Crystal Creek Member (UT*), Homestake Limestone Member (UT*), Judd Hollow Member (AZ*,UT*) or Judd Hollow Tongue (AZ*,UT*), /Kolob Limestone Member (UT), Paria River Member (UT*), Wiggler Wash Member (UT*), Winsor Member (UT*).

Geologic age:

Middle Jurassic (late Bajocian to early Callovian)*

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

Composite of measured partial sections at type locality: (1) between Virgin River bridge and a point 2 mi west of Carmel village; (2) about 2 mi west of Meskin Bar, Colorado River; (3) about 2 mi east of Escalante; (4) Halls Valley near Burr trail; (5) head of Parunuweap Canyon; (6) Dry Canyon, about 2 mi above junction with Paria River. Named from Mount Carmel, [in sec. 8, T. 41 N., R. 7 W.], Kane Co., UT (Gregory and Moore, 1931).
Reference sections: (1) in N/2 SW/4 SW/4 sec. 29, E/2 SE/4 SE/4 sec. 30, T. 34 S., R. 3 E., Garfield Co., UT; and (2) in SW/4 SW/4 sec. 1, SE/4 SE/4 sec. 2, T. 41 N., R. 8 E., Coconino Co., AZ (Peterson and Pipiringos, 1979).

AAPG geologic province:

Black Mesa basin*
Great Basin province*
Green River basin*
Paradox basin*
Plateau sedimentary province*
San Juan basin
Uinta basin*
Uinta uplift*

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

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"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 ([ ]).