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Geologic Unit: Wah Wah Springs

Usage:

Wah Wah Springs Formation of Needles Range Group (NV*,UT*)
Wah Wah Springs Tuff (UT*)
Wah Wah Springs Member of Needles Range Formation (UT)
Wah Wah Springs Tuff Member of Needles Range Formation (NV,UT)


Geologic age:

Tertiary*
Oligocene*


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

South of Wah Wah Springs, east side of Wah Wah Mountains, 15 mi west of abandoned town of Frisco, Beaver Co., UT (Mackin, 1960).
Type locality thought to be on north side of Wallaces Peak, south of Wah Wah Springs in sec. 11, T. 27 S., R. 15 W, Beaver Co., UT (Best and others, 1973).


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 ([ ]).