Crystal Creek Member of Carmel Formation

Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Crystal Creek Member of Carmel Formation of San Rafael Group (UT*)
Jurassic, Middle
Geologic Province:
Plateau sedimentary province
Great Basin province
Areal Extent:
Type Locality:
Type section: along divide between Deep Creek and Crystal Creek, near Cedar City, T. 39 S., R. 10 W., in either Washington Co. or Iron Co., UT [discrepancy in GNU files] (Thompson and Stokes, 1970).
Unit Name History:
Named as a member of Carmel Formation of San Rafael Group (Thompson and Stokes, 1970). Overview (Blakey and others, 1983) .


Thompson, A.E. and Stokes, W.L., 1970, Stratigraphy of the San Rafael Group, southwest and south central Utah: Utah Geological and Mineral Survey Bulletin, no. 87, 53 p.

Blakey, R.C., Peterson, Fred, Caputo, M.V., Voorhees, B.J., Geddes, D.J. and Geesaman, R.C., 1983, Paleogeography of Middle Jurassic continental, shoreline, and shallow marine sedimentation, southern Utah, IN Reynolds, M.W., and Dolly, E.D., editors, Mesozoic paleogeography of the west-central United States: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Rocky Mountain Section, Rocky Mountain Paleogeography Symposium, v. 2, p. 77-100.

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