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Geologic Unit: Furnace Creek

Usage:

Furnace Creek Formation (CA*)


Geologic age:

Miocene and Pliocene(?)*


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

Typically exposed in Furnace Creek Wash and the eastern side of the Black Mountains, Inyo Co., CA (Noble, 1941).
Type section stated to be on northeast flank of Black Mountains, Death Valley National Monument, Lat. 36 deg. 19 min. 53 sec. N., Long. 116 deg. 44 min. 17 sec. W., Ryan quadrangle, Inyo Co., CA (Marvin and Dobson, 1979).


AAPG geologic province:

Great Basin province*


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

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