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Geologic Unit: Prospect Mountain

Usage:

Prospect Mountain Quartzite (CA*,NV*,UT*)


Geologic age:

Cambrian, Early*
Precambrian*
Proterozoic, Late*


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

Named from Prospect Peak, Eureka district, Eureka Co., NV, where it reaches its broadest development and forms the western slope (Hague, 1883).


AAPG geologic province:

Great Basin province*
Great Basin region*


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 ([ ]).