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Geologic Unit: Clayton Mine

Usage:

Clayton Mine Quartzite (ID*)


Geologic age:

Middle Ordovician* or older


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

Type section: above talus slope on north wall of Salmon River Canyon, 1.6 km west of Clayton, in SE/4 sec. 23, T. 11 N., R. 17 E., Custer Co., ID. Named from Clayton Silver Mine (Hobbs and others, 1968).


AAPG geologic province:

Idaho Mountains province*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

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