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Geologic Unit: Carson Sink

Usage:

Carson Sink Bed of /Mono Basin Formation (NV)

[Mono Basin Formation preempted by Mono Basin Glaciation (now Mono Basin Till) by Sharp and Birman (1963) in CA.]


Geologic age:

Pleistocene


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

Type section: "measured section 3" of Morrison (1964), on west bank of Carson River at southern edge of Carson Sink, in NE/4 NW/4 sec. 30, T. 21 N., R. 30 E., Churchill Co., NV. (Davis, 1978).


AAPG geologic province:

Great Basin province


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

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