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Geologic Unit: Milligen

Usage:

Milligen Formation (ID*)


Subunits:

Consists of 5 informal units in the Snake River basin (ascending): unnamed lower sand unit, Lucky Coin limestone, Triumph argillite, Cait quartzite, and Independence sandstone.


Geologic age:

Devonian*


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

Not designated. Named from exposures on Milligen Creek, Blaine Co., ID (Westgate and Ross, 1930).
Reference section: measured from SW/4 NE/4 SE/4 sec. 22 to center NE/4 NW/4 sec. 23, T. 4 N., R. 21 E., Blaine Co., ID (Paull and others, 1972).
Principal reference section: on east side of Milligen Gulch, in N/2 NW/4 sec. 19, T. 4 N., R. 19 E., Hyndman Peak quadrangle, Blaine Co., ID (Sandberg and others, 1975).


AAPG geologic province:

Snake River basin*
Idaho 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 ([ ]).