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Elephant Canyon of Cutler Group

Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Elephant Canyon Formation
Elephant Canyon Formation of Cutler Group (UT)
Age:
Pennsylvanian, Late
Virgilian
Permian, Early
Wolfcampian
Geologic Province:
Paradox basin
Areal Extent:
UT
Type Locality:
Type section: Elephant Canyon, secs. 4 and 9, T. 30 S., R. 19 E., San Juan Co., UT (Baars, 1962).
Unit Name History:
Named (Baars, 1962). Identified in an isolated section in San Rafael Swell (Hallgarth, 1962). Abandoned (Loope and others, 1990). Age modified (Sanderson and Verville, 1990). Overview (Baars, 1991).

References

Hallgarth, W.E., 1962, Upper Paleozoic rocks exposed in Straight Wash Canyon, San Rafael Swell, Utah: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 46, no. 8, p. 1494-1501.

Baars, D.L., 1962, Permian system of Colorado Plateau: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 46, no. 2, p. 149-218.

Loope, D.B., Sanderson, G.A. and Verville, G.J., 1990, Abandonment of the name "Elephant Canyon Formation" in southeastern Utah; physical and temporal implications: The Mountain Geologist, v. 27, no. 4, p. 119-130.

Sanderson, G.A. and Verville, G.J., 1990, Fusulinid zonation of the General Petroleum No. 45-5-G core, Emery County, Utah: The Mountain Geologist, v. 27, no. 4, p. 131-136.

Baars, D.L., 1991, The Elephant Canyon Formation; for the last time: The Mountain Geologist, v. 28, no. 1, p. 1-2.

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