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Geologic Unit: Deseret

Usage:

Deseret Limestone (NV*,UT*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Delle Phosphatic Member (NV*,UT*), Tetro Member (UT*), Uncle Joe Member (UT*).


Geologic age:

Mississippian (Osagean to Meramecian)*


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

Not designated. Section measured on north side of Ophir Creek, in T. 5 S., R. 4 W. Also crops out in Mercur Canyon. Named from exposures at Deseret Mine, Dry Canyon, in T. 5 S., R. 4 W., Stockton quadrangle [Mercur 7.5-min quadrangle], Tooele Co., north-central UT, Oquirrh Mountains region.


AAPG geologic province:

Wasatch uplift*
Great Basin province*
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 ([ ]).