National Geologic Map Database

Geologic Unit: West Canyon


West Canyon Limestone of Oquirrh Group (UT*)
West Canyon Limestone Member of Oquirrh Formation (ID,UT)

Geologic age:

Pennsylvanian, Early*

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

Type section: on divide between Threemile Canyon and Fourmile Canyon, tributaries to drainage of West Canyon, in E/2 sec. 23 and W/2 sec. 24, T. 5 S., R. 3 W., Fairfield quadrangle, Utah Co., northern UT. Named from excellent exposures along northeast side of West Canyon 6 to 9 mi north of Cedar Fort, UT, and northwest of town along base of ridge (Nygreen, 1958; see also Tooker and Roberts, 1970, p. A5 (fig. 4, section 4)).
Reference sections: (1) ridge on north side of West Canyon, opposite Maple Canyon, in NE/4 NW/4 sec. 27, T. 4 S., R. 3 W., Fairfield 15-min quadrangle, Utah Co., UT; (2) begin at base of ridge on north side of Soldier Creek (Lat. 40 deg. 25 min. 45 sec. N., Long 112 deg. 16 min. 30 sec. W.), traverse N. 6 deg. E. to ridgetop, then N. 40 deg. E. to ridgetop west of peak 9075, in secs. 26, 27, and 34, T. 4 S., R. 4 W., Stockton 15-min quadrangle, Tooele Co., UT; and (3) ridge west of Lewiston Peak, in sec. 29, 30, T. 5 S., R. 3 W., Fairfield 15-min quadrangle, Utah Co., UT (Tooker and Roberts, 1970).

AAPG geologic province:

Great Basin province*
Wasatch uplift*

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