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Geologic Unit: Pahute Mesa

Usage:

Pahute Mesa Tuff of Thirsty Canyon Group (NV*)


Geologic age:

late Tertiary (late Miocene)*


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

Type locality: near hill 5431, south of Rocket Wash, Lat. 37 deg. 07 min. 45 sec. N., Long. 116 deg. 32 min. 35 sec. W., Thirsty Canyon 15-min quadrangle, Nye Co., southern NV (Noble and others, 1984).


AAPG geologic province:

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 ([ ]).