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Geologic Unit: Ely Springs

Usage:

Ely Springs Dolomite (CA*,ID*, NV*,UT*)
Ely Springs Dolostone (CA*,ID*,NV*,UT*)
Ely Springs Limestone (CA*)
Ely Springs Dolomite is preferred usage of the NV Geol. Survey.


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Barn Hills Member (NV,UT), Floride Member (NV,UT*), Ibex Member (NV,UT), Lost Canyon Member (NV,UT).


Geologic age:

Late Ordovician to Early Silurian*


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

Named from exposures in Ely Springs Range, Pioche region, NV (Westgate and Knopf, 1932).


AAPG geologic province:

Great Basin province*
Snake River basin*


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 ([ ]).