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Geologic Unit: Scotty Wash

Usage:

Scotty Wash Quartzite (NV*-recognized locally in Lincoln Co.)
Scotty Wash Sandstone (NV*-recognized locally in southern Egan Range)
Scotty Wash Formation (NV-recognized locally in Pahranagat Range)
Scotty Wash Quartzite Member of Chainman Formation (NV-recognized locally in southeastern NV)


Geologic age:

Mississippian, Late*


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

Not designated. Named from Scotty Wash, which passes through formation east of Silverhorn, Fairview Range, Bristol Range quadrangle, Pioche district, Lincoln Co., NV (Westgate and Knopf, 1932).


AAPG geologic province:

Great Basin province*


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 ([ ]).