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Geologic Unit: Elk Mound

Usage:

Elk Mound Group (WI)


Subunits:

(ascending) Mount Simon Sandstone/Formation, Eau Claire Formation, Wonewoc Formation


Geologic age:

Late Cambrian (Dresbachian to Franconian)


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

Named from town of Elk Mound, Dunn Co., west-central WI (Ostrom, 1967).


AAPG geologic province:

Wisconsin arch


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

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