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Geologic Unit: Damnation

Usage:

Damnation Limestone (MT*)


Geologic age:

Middle Cambrian*


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

Type locality: west end of Scapegoat basin, in S/2 sec. 6, SW/4 sec. 5 and N/2 sec. 8, T. 18 N., R. 10 W., [Lewis and Clark Co.], northwestern MT (Deiss, 1938).
Named from Damnation Creek on west side of Pagoda Mountain, Flathead Range, northwestern MT (Deiss, 1933).


AAPG geologic province:

Montana folded belt*
Sweetgrass arch*


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 ([ ]).