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Geologic Unit: West Elk

Usage:

West Elk Breccia (CO*)


Geologic age:

early Tertiary (Oligocene)*


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

Forms West Elk Mountains and extends south to Gunnison River, [Anthracite-Crested Butte region, western central CO] (Cross, IN Emmons and others, 1894).


AAPG geologic province:

Paradox basin*
Piceance basin*


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 ([ ]).