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Geologic Unit: Kanosh

Usage:

Kanosh Shale of Pogonip Group (NV*,UT*)
Kanosh Formation (NV,UT)


Geologic age:

Middle Ordovician (Whiterockian; Arenig)*


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

Ibex section K, in central part of west face of Fossil Mountain located just west of corner secs. 19 and 30, T. 22 S., R. 14 W., Millard Co., UT. Named from exposures near village of Kanosh [Kanosh 7.5-min quadrangle, Juab Co., UT] (Hintze, 1951).


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 ([ ]).