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Geologic Unit: Dinosaur Canyon

Usage:

Dinosaur Canyon Member of Moenave Formation (AZ*,NV*,UT*)
Dinosaur Canyon Sandstone Member of Moenave Formation (AZ*,UT*)


Geologic age:

Jurassic, Early*
Sinemurian*
Triassic, Late(?)*


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

Dinosaur Canyon, which joins valley of Little Colorado to east of Cameron, AZ. Completely exposed in cliffs of Kachina Point, 40 mi northwest of Winslow, Navajo Co., AZ (Colbert and Mook, 1951).


AAPG geologic province:

Plateau sedimentary province*
Great Basin province*
Black Mesa 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 ([ ]).