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Geologic Unit: Temple Cap

Usage:

Temple Cap Sandstone of San Rafael Group (UT*)
Temple Cap Formation of San Rafael Group (UT*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Sinawava Member (UT*), White Throne Member (UT*).


Geologic age:

Jurassic, early Middle*
Bajocian, early*
Bajocian, middle*


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

Not designated. Named from features called East Temple and West Temple in Zion National Park, Washington Co., UT (Gregory, 1950).
Principal reference section: in NW/4 NW/4 sec. 2, T. 41 S., T. 10 W., Washington Co., UT (Peterson and Pipiringos, 1979).


AAPG geologic province:

Plateau sedimentary 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 ([ ]).