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Geologic Unit: Topliff

Usage:

Topliff Limestone Member of Great Blue Formation (UT*)


Geologic age:

Mississippian, Late*


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

Type section: on north side of Edwards Canyon, in S/2 SE/4 sec. 31, T. 8 S., R. 3 W., and N/2 NE/4 sec. 6, T. 9 S., R. 3 W., Tooele Co., UT. Named from abandoned Topliff quarries near Topliff Hill (Morris and Lovering, 1961).


AAPG geologic province:

Wasatch uplift*
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 ([ ]).