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Geologic Unit: Whitmore Point

Usage:

Whitmore Point Member of Moenave Formation of Glen Canyon Group (AZ*,NV*,UT*)


Geologic age:

Jurassic, Early*
Sinemurian*
Pliensbachian*


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

Type section: at Whitmore Point, about 5 mi northwest of Pipe Spring National Monument, in sec. 15, T. 40 N., R. 5 W., Mohave Co., AZ. Origin of name not stated by author, but probably named from Whitmore Point (Wilson, 1967).


AAPG geologic province:

Plateau sedimentary province*
Great Basin province*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"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 ([ ]).