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Geologic Unit: Water Canyon

Usage:

Water Canyon Formation (ID*,UT*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --all in UT: Card Member, Grassy Flat Member.


Geologic age:

Early Devonian*


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

Named from exposures in Water Canyon, a tributary of Green Canyon, in sec. 4, T. 12 N., R. 2 E., Logan quadrangle, Cache Co., northern UT (Williams, 1948).


AAPG geologic province:

Great Basin province
Wasatch uplift*


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 ([ ]).