Springdale Sandstone Member of Moenave Formation

Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Springdale Sandstone Member of Moenave Formation of Glen Canyon Group (AZ*,NV*,UT*)
Springdale Sandstone (NV)
Jurassic, Early*
Geologic Province:
Great Basin province*
Black Mesa basin*
Plateau sedimentary province*
Areal Extent:
Type Locality:
Not designated. Named for village of Springdale, T. 41 S., R. 10 1/2 W., Washington Co., UT (Gregory, 1950).
Unit Name History:
Named as a member of Chinle Formation (Gregory, 1950). Revised, reassigned to Moenave Formation of the Glen Canyon Group; Areal limits (Harshbarger and others, 1957). Revised, Whitmore Point Member named as middle member of Moenave (Wilson, 1967). Overview (Peterson and Pipiringos, 1979). Areal limits (Anderson and Hintze, 1993).

Gregory, H.E., 1950, Geology and geography of the Zion [National] Park region, Utah and Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 220, 200 p.

Harshbarger, J.W., Repenning, C.A. and Irwin, J.H., 1957, Stratigraphy of the uppermost Triassic and the Jurassic rocks of the Navajo country: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 291, 74 p.

Wilson, R.F., 1967, Whitmore Point, a new member of the Moenave Formation in Utah and Arizona: Plateau, v. 40, no. 1, p. 29-40.

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.

Anderson, R.E. and Hintze, L.F., 1993, Geologic map of the Dodge Spring quadrangle, Washington County, Utah and Lincoln County, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map, GQ-1721, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.

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