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Geologic Unit: Salt Wells

Usage:

Salt Wells Member of /Mono Basin Formation (NV)

[Preoccupied. Name previously applied to Mono Basin Glaciation of Sharp and Birman (1963) in CA.]


Geologic age:

Quaternary
Holocene


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

Type section: roadcut 1.3 km south of Weber Dam, on the west side of the Walker River north of Schurz, in center W/2 W/2 sec. 33, T. 14 N., R. 28 E., Weber Reservoir 15-min quadrangle, Mineral Co., NV. Origin of name not stated by author, but probably named from town of Salt Wells (Davis, 1978).


AAPG geologic province:

Great Basin province


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

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