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Geologic Unit: Castlegate

Usage:

Castlegate Sandstone of Mesaverde Group (CO*,UT*)
Castlegate Sandstone (UT)
Castlegate Sandstone Member of Price River Formation of Mesaverde Group (UT)


Subunits:

FORMATION STATUS: Bluecastle Tongue (UT).


Geologic age:

Late Cretaceous (Campanian)*


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

Named from Castlegate, Carbon Co., Book Cliffs, eastern UT, where it forms a gate-like passage in Price River Canyon 2 +/- mi above the town (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).


AAPG geologic province:

Green River basin*
Paradox basin*
Piceance basin*
Uinta basin*


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 ([ ]).