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Geologic Unit: White Point

Usage:

/White Point Sandstone Member of Summerville Formation of San Rafael Group (UT)
[Not considered a distinct geologic unit.]


Geologic age:

Jurassic, Late


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

Type section: either in north-central sec. 5, T. 38 S., R. 5 E., Kane Co., UT[?], or is located 4.8 km from White Point, in SW/4 sec. 11, T. 38 S. R. 5 E., near boundary of Kane and Garfield Cos., UT[?]. Named from White Point, a prominent topographic salient extending east from Straight Cliffs, 19 mi south of Escalante, in Paradox basin, Garfield Co., UT (Thompson and Stokes, 1970).
[Discrepancy in GNU records (USGS DDS-6) concerning where type section is exactly. --unresolved.]


AAPG geologic province:

Paradox basin
Plateau sedimentary province


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

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