Tenney Canyon Tongue of Kayenta Formation

Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Tenney Canyon Tongue of Kayenta Formation of Glen Canyon Group (AZ*,UT*)
Triassic?, Late*
Jurassic, Early
Geologic Province:
Plateau sedimentary province*
Areal Extent:
Type Locality:
Not designated. Derivation of name not stated. Name applied in Kanab area, Kane Co., UT (Averitt and others, 1955)
Unit Name History:
Name attributed to Wilson (unpublished report). First published use as a tongue of Kayenta Formation of Glen Canyon Group (Averitt and others, 1955). Overview (Pillmore, 1956). Age of Kayenta modified to Early Jurassic (Peterson and Pipiringos, 1979).


Averitt, Paul, Wilson, R.F., Detterman, J.S., Harshbarger, J.W. and Repenning, C.A., 1955, Revisions in correlation and nomenclature of Triassic and Jurassic formations in southwestern
Utah and northern Arizona: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 39, no. 12, p. 2515-2524.

Peterson, Fred and Pipiringos, G.N., 1979, Stratigraphic relationships of the Navajo Sandstone to Middle Jurassic formations in parts of southern Utah and northern Arizona, IN Unconformities, correlations, and nomenclature of some Triassic and Jurassic rocks, Western Interior United States: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 1035-B, p. B1-B43,
(Supersedes 1979, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, OF-79-281, 179 p.)

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