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Geologic Unit: Wind River

Usage:

Wind River Formation (WY*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --all in WY*: Halfway Draw Tuff Member, Lost Cabin Member, Lysite Member, Puddle Springs Arkose Member.


Geologic age:

Tertiary*
Eocene, early*


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

Not designated. Named from exposures in Wind River Valley, Fremont Co., WY (Hayden, 1969).


AAPG geologic province:

Wind River 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 ([ ]).