Paria River Member of Carmel Formation

Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Paria River Member of Carmel Formation of San Rafael Group (UT*)
Jurassic, Middle
Bathonian, late
Callovian, early
Geologic Province:
Plateau sedimentary province
Great Basin province
Paradox basin
Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Type section: east bank of Paria River, 8.0 km below Cannonville, from 1.6 km south of Cottonwood Wash road to first outcrop of the Thousand Pockets Tongue of the Navajo Formation, Kane Co., UT (Thompson and Stokes, 1970).

Unit Name History:
Named as a member of Carmel Formation of San Rafael Group (Thompson and Stokes, 1970). Areal limits; 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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