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Stratigraphy of Canyonlands National Park

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Canyonlands National Park stratigraphy
Canyonlands National Park

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Generalized stratigraphy after Baars, D. L., 2000, Geology of Canyonlands National Park: In Geology of Utah's Parks and Monuments, Sprinkel, D.A., Chidsey, T. C., and Anderson, P. B., editors, Utah Geological Association Publication 28., p. 61-83.

See also:

Hintze, L. F., 1988, Geologic History of Utah; A Field Guide to Utah's Rocks: Brigham Young University Geology Studies Special Publication 7, p. 171 and 183 [Uinta Basin charts 67 and 83]

Stratigraphic unit information is modified from the USGS GeoLex (Lexicon of Geology):

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Last modified: 1/7/2011