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Geologic Unit: Samaria

Usage:

Samaria Limestone Member of Hyrum Formation (UT)
Samaria Limestone Member of Hyrum Dolomite (UT)
Samaria Limestone Member of Jefferson Formation (ID,UT)


Geologic age:

Middle to Late Devonian


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

Type section: measured along east-west ridge crest, beginning 3.7 mi (6 km) west-northwest of Portage, in sec. 34, T. 15 N., R. 4 W., Box Elder Co., northeastern UT. Named from Samaria Mountain, Oneida Co., ID (Beus, 1968).


AAPG geologic province:

Great Basin province
Wasatch uplift


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 ([ ]).