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Geologic Unit: Uncompahgre

Usage:

Uncompahgre Formation (CO*)


Geologic age:

Early to Middle Proterozoic*


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

Notable exposures in Uncompahgre Canyon, Silverton and Ouray 15-min quadrangles, [Ouray Co.] southwestern CO (Cross and Howe, 1905a).


AAPG geologic province:

Southern Rocky Mountain region*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

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Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).