Canaan Peak Formation

Cretaceous, Late*
campanian* to Tertiary (?)*

Geologic Province:
Paradox basin
Plateau sedimentary province
Great Basin province

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Type section: south face Canaan Peak, at head of Wahweap Creek, in SE/4 NW/4 sec. 9, T. 37 S., R. 1 E., Garfield Co., UT. Named from Canaan Peak (Bowers, 1972).

Goldstrand (1994) suggests the Canaan Peak Formation may be Maastricthian age to early Paleocene Age. Davis and Pollock (2000) state that the formation may be as young as Paleocene in the Bryce Canyon National Park region.

Bowers, W. E., 1972, The Canaan Peak, Pine Hollow, and Wasatch Formations in the Table Cliff region, Garfield County, Utah, IN Contributions to general geology: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1331-B, p. B1-B39.

Davis, George H., and Pollock, Gayle L., 2000, Geology of Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand County, Utah: 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. 37-60.

Goldstrand, P.M., 1994, Tectonic development of Upper Cretaceous to Eocene strata of southwestern Utah: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 106, no. 1, p. 145-154.
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