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Geologic Unit: Mexican Dam

Usage:

Mexican Dam Bed (NV-recognized locally in Mexican Dam area, Lyon Co.)


Geologic age:

Quaternary
Pleistocene


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

Type section: exposure in high terrace of Carson River about 6.5 km east-southeast of Carson City at Mexican Dam, center NW/4 SE/4 sec. 35, T. 15 N., R. 20 E., Dayton 15-min quadrangle, Lyon Co., NV (Davis, 1978).


AAPG geologic province:

Great Basin province


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

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