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Geologic Unit: Goodwin

Usage:

Goodwin Limestone of Pogonip Group (NV*)


Geologic age:

Early Ordovician*


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

On either side of Goodwin Canyon just east of Hill 7708 of Eureka mining district quadrangle, where limestone is well exposed. Also recognized in Antelope Valley area. Named from Goodwin Canyon, east-central NV (Nolan and others, 1956).


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.

"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 ([ ]).