Whitmore Point Member of Moenave Formation

Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Whitmore Point Member of Moenave Formation of Glen Canyon Group (AZ*,NV*,UT*)
Jurassic, Early*
Geologic Province:
Plateau sedimentary province*
Great Basin province*
Areal Extent:
Type Locality:
Type section: at Whitmore Point, for which unit is probably named, about 5 miles northwest of Pipe Spring National Monument in sec. 15, T. 40 N., R. 5 W., Mohave Co., AZ (Wilson, 1967).
Unit Name History:
Named as middle member of Moenave Formation of Glen Canyon Group (Wilson, 1967). Overview (Peterson, Pipiringos, 1979). Areal limits (Anderson, Hintze, 199_). [Some assign this unit to the Early Jurassic; others assign it to the Late Triassic?.]

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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