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Geologic Unit: Muav

Usage:

Muav Limestone of Tonto Group (AZ*)
Muav Limestone (NV*,UT*)
Muav Marble (CA*)
Muav Dolostone (AZ*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --all in AZ: [?]Boucher Tongue, [?]Elves Chasm Tongue, Gateway Canyon Member, Havasu Member, Kanab Canyon Member, [?]Lava Falls Tongue, [?]Parashant Tongue, Peach Springs Canyon Member, Rampart Cave Member, Sanup Plateau Member, Spencer Canyon Member, Yampai Cliffs Member.


Geologic age:

Middle and Late(?) Cambrian*


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

Named from Muav Canyon, Grand Canyon district, northern AZ, in lower part of which the formation is well exposed (Noble, 1914).


AAPG geologic province:

Plateau sedimentary province*
Salton basin
Great Basin province*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"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 ([ ]).