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Geologic Unit: Zortman

Usage:

Zortman Member of Emerson Formation (MT)


Geologic age:

Late Cambrian and Early Ordovician


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

Type section: on Lodgepole Creek at mouth of Emerson Gulch, in sec. 30, T. 26 N., R. 25 E., Phillips Co., central MT. Named from the old mining town of Zortman on southeast side of Little Rocky Mountains, Phillips Co., central MT (Lochman-Balk, 1956).


AAPG geologic province:

Williston basin


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

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