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Geologic Unit: Ely

Usage:

Ely Limestone (NV*,UT*)
Ely Group (NV)


Subunits:

GROUP STATUS (alphabetical) --all in NV: Hogan Formation, Moleen Formation, Tomera Formation.
FORMATION STATUS (alphabetical) --all in NV: Moleen Member, Tomera Member.


Geologic age:

Mississippian, Late*
Pennsylvanian*
Permian, Early*


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

Not stated. Origin of name not stated by author (Lawson, 1906).
Type area: Ely district, White Pine Co., NV. Named from Ely district (Spencer, 1917).
Reference section: along U.S. Highway 50, between Illipah Creek and Moorman Ranch, in secs. 7 and 8, T. 17 N., R. 59 E., White Pine Co., NV. This is 30 mi west of type area (Steele, 1960).


AAPG geologic province:

Great Basin province*


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 ([ ]).