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Geologic Unit: McCoy Creek

Usage:

McCoy Creek Group (NV,UT)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Osceola Argillite (NV), Shingle Creek Quartzite (NV,UT), Stella Lake Quartzite (NV), Strawberry Creek Formation (NV), Willard Creek Quartzite (NV).


Geologic age:

late Precambrian


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

Type section (base not exposed): along McCoy Creek, east slope of Schell Creek Mountains, White Pine Co., NV. Named from McCoy Creek (Misch and Hazzard, 1962).


AAPG geologic province:

Great Basin region


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

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