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Geologic Unit: Elephant Canyon

Usage:

Elephant Canyon Formation (UT)
Elephant Canyon Formation of Cutler Group (UT)


Geologic age:

Pennsylvanian, Late
Virgilian
Permian, Early
Wolfcampian


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

Type section: Elephant Canyon, in secs. 4 and 9, T. 30 S., R. 19 E., San Juan Co., UT (Baars, 1962).
Alternate type section (subsurface): General Petroleum No. 45-5-G, in sec. 5, T. 24 S., R. 15 W., Emery Co., UT (Sanderson and Verville, 1990).


AAPG geologic province:

Paradox basin


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

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