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Geologic Unit: Rierdon

Usage:

Rierdon Formation of Ellis Group (MT*,ND*,WY*)
Rierdon Formation of Sundance Group (MT,WY)
Rierdon Limestone of Ellis Group (MT*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --all in WY: Canyon Springs Sandstone Member, Hulett Sandstone Member, Lak member.


Geologic age:

Jurassic, Middle*
Bathonian, late*
Callovian, early*


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

Rierdon Gulch, in W/2 sec. 23, T. 24 N., R. 9 W., Teton Co., MT (Cobban, 1945).


AAPG geologic province:

Central Montana uplift*
Sweetgrass arch*
Williston basin*
Montana folded belt*


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 ([ ]).