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Geologic Unit: Woodpecker

Usage:

Woodpecker Limestone (NV*)


Geologic age:

Middle Devonian*


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

In gulch draining south slope of Woodpeckers Peak, which is situated on north boundary of Oxyoke Canyon, in vicinity of Eureka, NV. Origin of name not stated, but probably named from Woodpeckers Peak [Lat. 39 deg. 27 min. 00 sec. N., Long. 115 deg. 53 min. 44 sec. W., Pinto Summit 15-min quadrangle, White Pine Co., NV] (Nolan and others, 1956).


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.

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