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Geologic Unit: Portage Canyon

Usage:

Portage Canyon Member of Laketown Dolomite (NV,UT)
Portage Canyon Member of Laketown Dolostone (UT)


Geologic age:

late Early Silurian (Wenlock)


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

Type section: in West Hills near mouth of Portage Canyon, in T. 14 N., R. 4 W., Bear River Range, northeastern Box Elder Co., western UT (Budge and Sheehan, 1980).


AAPG geologic province:

Wasatch uplift
Great Basin province


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

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