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Geologic Unit: Riepetown

Usage:

Riepetown Sandstone (NV,UT)


Geologic age:

Permian, Early
Wolfcampian


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

Type section: at Rib Hill, in NW/4 sec. 21, T. 16 N., R. 62 E., White Pine Co., NV (Great Basin province). Named from village of Riepetown, about 2 mi north-northwest of Rib Hill (Steele, 1960).


AAPG geologic province:

Great Basin province


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

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