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Geologic Unit: Escalante Desert

Usage:

Escalante Desert Formation of Needles Range Group (UT*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Beers Spring Member (UT*), Lamerdorf Tuff Member (UT*), Marsden Tuff Member (UT*).


Geologic age:

Tertiary*
Oligocene*


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

Type section: northeast flank of hill 6535, either in sec. 16[?] or in sec. 6[?], T. 32 S., R. 14 W., west margin of Escalante Desert, southern Wah Wah Mountains, Lund quadrangle, Iron Co., UT (Grant, 1978).
Principal reference section: in secs. 21, 22, 27, 28, T. 31 S., R. 15 W., Mountain Spring quadrangle, Iron Co., UT. (Best and Grant, 1987).
Reference sections: in secs. 1, 2, 12, T. 29 S., R. 19 W., and in secs. 17, 18, T. 29 S., R. 18 W. (Best and Grant, 1987).
[Discrepancy in GNU records (USGS DDS-6) concerning whether type section occurs in sec. 16 or sec. 6. --unresolved.]


AAPG geologic province:

Great Basin province*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

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