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Geologic Unit: Mint Canyon

Usage:

Mint Canyon Formation (CA*)


Geologic age:

Miocene*


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

Not synopsized to date. Named from beds in Mint Canyon region, in upper part of Santa Clara Valley, extending from Agua Dulce Canyon west as far as Haskell Canyon, Ventura Co., CA (Kew, 1924).


AAPG geologic province:

Ventura basin*


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 ([ ]).