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Geologic Unit: Chinitna

Usage:

Chinitna Formation (AK*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --all in AK*: Paveloff Siltstone Member, Tonnie Siltstone Member.


Geologic age:

Jurassic, Middle*


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

Section in bluffs along north shore of Chinitna Bay, Cook Inlet area, Iniskin-Tuxedni region, southwestern AK (Martin and Katz, 1912; Detterman and Hartsock, 1966).


AAPG geologic province:

Alaska Southwestern region*
Alaska Southern region*


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 ([ ]).