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Geologic Unit: Grove Creek

Usage:

Grove Creek Limestone Member of Snowy Range Formation of Gallatin Group (MT*,WY*)
Grove Creek Formation (MT)


Geologic age:

Late Cambrian (Trempealeauan)*


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

Type locality: on south wall of valley of North Fork of Grove Creek, Carbon Co., MT (Dorf and Lochman, 1940).
Reference section (for Snowy Range Formation): Three Rivers Peak, at head of Gallatin River in Gallatin Range, Yellowstone National Park.


AAPG geologic province:

Bighorn basin
Central Montana uplift
Montana folded belt*
Wind River basin
Yellowstone 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 ([ ]).