Bonanza King Formation

Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Bonanza King Dolomite (CA*,NV*)
Bonanza King Formation (AZ, CA*,NV*,UT)
Cambrian, Late*
Cambrian, Middle*
Geologic Province:
Mojave basin*

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
First described in Providence and Marble Mountains, San Bernardino Co., southeastern CA. Named for Bonanza King Mine, on east side of Providence Mountains (Hazzard and Mason, 1936). [Geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200]

(alphabetical): Banded Mountain Member (CA,NV*), Papoose Lake Member (CA*,NV*), Silver King Dolomite Member (CA,NV).

Unit Name History:
Named Bonanza King Formation; incl. Silver King Dolomite Member (J.C. Hazzard and J.F. Mason, 1936, GSA Bull., v. 47, no. 2, p. 229-240). [Geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200]



Osleger, David A; Montanez, Isabel P; Martin Chivelet, Javier; Lehmann, Christoph, 1996, Cycle and sequence stratigraphy of Middle to Upper Cambrian carbonates, Bonanza King Formation, southern Great Basin: in, Abbott, Patrick L; Cooper, John D., editors, Field Trip Guidebook (American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Eastern Section), vol.80, p.55-84.

Montanez, Isabel P; Osleger, David A, 1996, Contrasting sequence boundary zones developed within cyclic carbonates of the Bonanza King Formation, Middle to Late Cambrian, southern Great Basin: In, Paleozoic sequence stratigraphy; views from the North American
Craton:Witzke, Brian J; Ludvigson, Greg A; Day, Jed, editors, Special Paper - Geological Society of America, Special Paper, vol.306, p.7-21.

Montanez, Isabel P; Osleger, David A., 1993, Parasequence stacking patterns, third-order accommodation events, and sequence stratigraphy of Middle to Upper Cambrian platform carbonates, Bonanza King Formation, southern Great Basin Carbonate sequence stratigraphy; recent developments and applications: AAPG Memoir 57, p. 305-326.

Barnes, Harley; Christiansen, Robert L; Byers, F M, Jr, 1962, Cambrian Carrara Formation, Bonanza King Formation, and Dunderberg Shale east of Yucca Flat, Nye County, Nevada
U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, Report: P 0450-D, p.D27-D31.

Palmer, Allison Ralph; Hazzard, John Charles, 1956, Age and correlation of Cornfield Springs and Bonanza King formations in southeastern California and southern Nevada: Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, v. 40, no. 10, p. 2494-2499.

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