Bidahochi Formation

Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Bidahochi Formation*
Geologic Province:
Black Mesa basin*
San Juan basin*
Areal Extent:
Type Locality:
Not designated. Named for settlement of Bidahochi, Navajo Co, AZ (Regan, 1924).
Unit Name History:
Named (Regan, 1924). Reference (Repenning and Irwin, 1954). Isotopic dating (Hackman and Olson, 1977). Revised, restricted to AZ (McLellan and others, 1982). Areal limits (Anderson, 1989; Campbell, 1989). Overview; Areal limits (Love, 1989).


Regan, A.B., 1924, Stratigraphy of the Hopi Buttes volcanic field, Arizona: Pan-American Geologist, v. 41, no. 5, p. 355-366.

Repenning, C.A. and Irwin, J.H., 1954, Bidahochi formation of Arizona and New Mexico: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 38, no. 8, p. 1821-1826.

Hackman, R.J. and Olson, A.B., 1977, Geology, structure, and uranium deposits of the Gallup 1 degrees x 2 degrees quadrangle, New Mexico and Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map, I-981, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

McLellan, M.W., Robinson, L.N., Haschke, L.R., Carter, M.D. and Medlin, A.L., 1982, Fence Lake Formation (Tertiary), west-central New Mexico: New Mexico Geology, v. 4, no. 4, p. 53-55.

Campbell, F., 1989, Geology and coal resources of Fence Lake 1:50,000 quadrangle, New Mexico (SW quadrant of Fence Lake 1:100,000 sheet): New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Geologic Map, 62, 2 sheets, scale 1:50,000.

Anderson, O.J., 1989, Geology and mineral resources of Jones Ranch School quadrangle, McKinley County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Geologic Map, 65, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.

Love, D.W., 1989, Bidahochi Formation; an interpretive summary, IN Anderson, O.J., and others, editors, Southeastern Colorado Plateau: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, no. 40, p. 273-280.

Ort, Michael H, Dallegge, Todd A., Vazquez, Jorge A. White, and James D. L., 1998, Volcanism and sedimentation in the Mio-Pliocene Bidahochi Formation, Navajo Nation, northeastern Arizona: In, Geologic excursions in northern and central Arizona Duebendorfer, Ernest M., ed., Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, p. 35-57.

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