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Geologic Unit: Kayak

Usage:

Kayak Shale of Endicott Group (AK*)


Geologic age:

Mississippian, Early*


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

Type section: exposures in saddle on south side of Mount Wachsmuth, 1.8 mi east of Shainin Lake area, Lat. 68 deg. 19 min. 19 sec. N., Long. 150 deg. 54 min. 29 sec. W., central Brooks Range AK. Named from Kayak Creek which joins Alapah Creek south 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 ([ ]).