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Geologic Unit: Kanayut

Usage:

Kanayut Conglomerate of Endicott Group (AK*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --all in AK*: Ear Peak Member, Shainin Lake Member, Stuver Member.


Geologic age:

Devonian, Late*
Mississippian, Early(?)*


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

Exposures on ridge, east of Alapah Creek, south of Mount Wachsmuth, Shainin Lake area, central Brooks Range, [approx. Lat. 68 deg. 18 min. N., Long. 150 deg. 55 min. W.] AK. Named from Kanayut River which originates at north end of Shainin Lake (Bowsher and Dutro, 1957).


AAPG geologic province:

Alaska Northern region*


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 ([ ]).