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Geologic Unit: Red Tops

Usage:

Red Tops Member of Notch Peak Formation (UT*)


Geologic age:

Late Cambrian (Furongian; Millardan; Sunwaptan)*


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

Type section (=principal reference section of Notch Peak Formation): Sneakover Pass area, in sec. 5 [unsurveyed], T. 20 S., R. 13 W., Notch Peak 15-min quadrangle, central House Range, Millard Co., central western UT (Hintze and others, 1988).
Reference section: Lawson Cove section, in E/2 sec. 4, T. 25 S., R. 15 W., Wah Wah Summit 15-min quadrangle, Gray Hills area, Wah Wah Mountains, Millard Co., central western UT (Hintze and others, 1988).
Named from Red Tops, in sec. 31, T. 22 S., R. 13 W., The Barn 15-min quadrangle (1960 ed.), central House Range, Millard Co., central western UT (Hintze and others, 1988).


AAPG geologic province:

Great Basin province*
South Western Overthrust*


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 ([ ]).