Browns Park Formation

Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Browns Park Formation (CO*,UT*,WY*)
Oligocene, late*
Geologic Province:
Green River basin*
Uinta uplift*
Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Not designated. Name derived from Browns Park, northeast UT and northwest CO (Powell, 1876).

Unit Name History:
First used as Brown's Park Formation (Powell, 1876). Overview (Hansen, 1984). Isotopic dating (Luft, 1985). Areal limits; Biostratigraphic dating; Isotopic dating (Honey and Izett, 1989).



Luft, Stanley J., 1985, Airfall tuff in the Browns Park Formation, northwestern Colorado and northeastern Utah: The Mountain Geologist, v. 22, no. 3, p.110-127.

Rowley, P. D., and Hansen, W. R.,1982, Relation of Bishop Conglomerate to Browns Park Formation in eastern Uinta Mountains, Colorado and Utah: U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, Report: P 1375, p. 57-58.

Honey, James G; Izett, Glen A., 1988, Paleontology, taphonomy, and stratigraphy of the Browns Park Formation (Oligocene and Miocene) near Maybell, Moffat County, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper P 1358, 52 p.

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