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Geologic Unit: Lyre

Usage:

Lyre Formation (WA*)


Geologic age:

Tertiary
Eocene, early late*


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

Type locality (redefined): extends along Lyre River, from point 2,850 ft south of and 3,600 ft west of northeast corner of sec. 10, T. 30 N., R. 9 W., to point 950 ft south of and 3,690 ft west of northeast corner of sec. 10, T. 30 N., R. 9 W., north-central part of Olympic Peninsula, WA (Brown and others, 1956).


AAPG geologic province:

Olympic Mountains 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 ([ ]).