Temple Mountain Member of Chinle Formation

Temple Mountain Member of Chinle Formation (UT*)
Triassic, Late*
Geologic Province:
Paradox basin*
Areal Extent:
Type Locality:
Type section: Lat. 38 deg. 41 min. 04 sec., Long. 110 deg. 40 min. 20 sec., Emery Co., UT. Named for exposures in Temple Mountain area, southeast flank of San Rafael Swell, Emery Co., UT (Robeck, 1956).
Unit Name History:
Named as basal member of Chinle Formation in San Rafael Swell (Robeck, 1956). Areal limits; Overview (Stewart, 1957). Overview (Stewart and others, 1972; O'Sullivan and MacLachlan, 1975).


Robeck, R.C., 1956, Temple Mountain member; new member of Chinle formation in San Rafael Swell, Utah: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 40, no. 10, p. 2499-2506.

Stewart, J.H., 1957, Proposed nomenclature of part of the Upper Triassic strata of southeastern Utah: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 41, no. 3, p. 441-465.

Stewart, J.H., Poole, F.G. and Wilson, R.F., 1972, Stratigraphy and origin of the Chinle Formation and related Upper Triassic strata in the Colorado Plateau region: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 690, 336 p.

O'Sullivan, R.B. and MacLachlan, M.E., 1975, Triassic rocks of the Moab-White Canyon area, southeastern Utah, IN Fassett, J.E., ed., Canyonlands country: Four Corners Geological Society Field Conference Guidebook, 8th Field Conference, Moab, UT, September 22-25, 1975, p. 129-141.

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