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Geologic Unit: Pierson Cove

Usage:

Pierson Cove Formation (UT*)


Geologic age:

Middle Cambrian*


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

Type section: in Wah Wah Mountains about 2 km south of Pierson Cove, in NW/4 sec. 23, T. 26 S., R. 16 W., Wah Wah Summit 15-min quadrangle, Beaver Co., UT. Named from Pierson Cove (Hintze and Robison, 1975).


AAPG geologic province:

Great Basin 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 ([ ]).