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Geologic Unit: Piney Creek

Usage:

Piney Creek Alluvium (CO*)


Geologic age:

Quaternary (Holocene)*


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

Type locality: along Piney Creek, an eastern tributary to Cherry Creek, in NW/4 NW/4 sec. 25, T. 5 S., R. 66 W., Denver area, [approx. Lat. 39 deg. 35 min. 33 sec. N., Long. 104 deg. 44 min. 00 sec. W., Piney Creek 7.5-min quadrangle], Arapahoe Co., north-central CO (Hunt, 1954).


AAPG geologic province:

Denver basin*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

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