Callville Limestone

Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Callville Limestone (AZ*,NV*,UT*)
Geologic Province:
Great Basin province*
Plateau sedimentary province
Areal Extent:
Type Locality:
Not designated. Named for prominent limestone in Callville Mountain [Muddy Mountains, T. 18 S., R. 66 and 67 E., Overton Beach 15' quad, Clark Co.], NV (Longwell, 1921).
Unit Name History:
Named; Biostratigraphic dating (Longwell, 1921). Biostratigraphic dating; Overview (Longwell, 1928). Revised (McNair, 1951). Areal limits (Baer, 1962). Age modified (Longwell and others, 1965). Biostratigraphic dating (Wardlaw, 1980).


Longwell, C.R., 1921, Geology of the Muddy Mountains, Nevada, with a section to the Grand Wash Cliffs in western Arizona: American Journal of Science, 5th series, v. 1, no. 1, p. 39-62.

Longwell, C.R., 1928, Geology of the Muddy Mountains, Nevada, with a section through the Virgin Range to the Grand Wash Cliffs, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 798, 152 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:250,000).

McNair, A.H., 1951, Paleozoic stratigraphy of part of northwestern Arizona: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 35, no. 3, p. 503-541.

Baer, J.L., 1962, Geology of the Star Range, Beaver County, Utah: Brigham Young University Geology Studies, v. 9, pt. 2, p. 29-52.

Longwell, C.R., Pampeyan, E.H., Bowyer, Ben and Roberts, R.J., 1965, Geology and mineral deposits of Clark County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin, no. 62, 230 p., (incl. geologic maps, scale 1:250,000), Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey.

Wardlaw, B.R., 1980, The Pennsylvanian Callville Limestone of Beaver County, southwestern Utah, IN Fouch, T.D., and Magathan, E.R., editors, Paleozoic paleogeography of the west-central United States: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Rocky Mountain Section, Rocky Mountain Paleogeography Symposium, v. 1, p. 175-179.

Rice, Jonathan A. and Loope, David B., 1991, Wind-reworked carbonates, Permo-Pennsylvanian of Arizona and Nevada: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 103, no. 2, p. 254-267,

Rice, Johathan Aaron, 1991 (ubdated version), Stratigraphy, diagenesis, and provenance of upper Paleozoic eolian limestones, western Grand Canyon and southern Nevada: PhD dissertation, Univ. Nebraska, pages unknown.

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