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Geologic Unit: Thirsty Canyon

Usage:

Thirsty Canyon Group (NV*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --all in NV*: Gold Flat Tuff, Pahute Mesa Tuff, Rocket Wash Tuff, Trail Ridge Tuff.


Geologic age:

Tertiary*
Miocene, late*


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

Type area (no complete section exposed): in headward part of Thirsty Canyon, north and east of Beatty, Black Mountain 15-min quadrangle, Nye Co., southern NV. Crops out from Beatty to Goldfield, Nye and Esmeralda Cos., NV (Noble and others, 1964).


AAPG geologic province:

Great Basin province*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"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 ([ ]).