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Geologic Unit: North Horn

Usage:

North Horn Formation (UT*)


Subunits:

Joes Valley Member (UT).


Geologic age:

Late Cretaceous to early Tertiary (Campanian to Paleocene, locally Eocene)*


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

On North Horn Mountain, in T. 18 and 19 S., R. 6 E., Emery Co., UT. Origin of name not stated by author, but probably named from North Horn Mountain (Spieker, 1946).
Principal reference section: in Price Canyon, in northeast part of sec. 21 and southwest part of sec. 15, T. 12 S., R. 9 E., Carbon Co., UT (Fouch and others, 1987).


AAPG geologic province:

Uinta basin*
Wasatch uplift*
Paradox basin*


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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 ( ).

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