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Geologic Unit: Wheeler

Usage:

Wheeler Formation (UT*)
Wheeler Shale (UT*)


Geologic age:

Middle Cambrian*


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

Center of Wheeler Amphitheater, southeast of Antelope Springs, House Range, Millard Co., UT. Named from Wheeler Amphitheater (Walcott, 1908).
Type locality emended: section in Marjum Canyon, House Range, western UT (Deiss, 1938).


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 ([ ]).