Virgin Limestone Member of Moenkopi Formation
|Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Virgin Limestone Member of Moenkopi Formation (AZ*,NV*,UT*)
Virgin Formation (AZ,NV,UT)
Great Basin province*
Plateau sedimentary province*
Not designated. Named for Virgin City, [Virgin on map], Washington Co., UT (Bassler and Reeside, 1921).
|Unit Name History:
Named as a member of Moenkopi Formation (Bassler and Reeside, 1921). Areal limits; Overview (Stewart and others, 1972). Overview (Hintze and Axen, 1995).
Bassler, Harvey and Reeside, J.B., Jr., 1921, Oil prospects in Washington County, Utah, IN Contributions to economic geology, 1921; Part 2, Mineral fuels: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 726-C, p. C87-C107.
Bassler, Harvey and Reeside, J.B., Jr., 1922, Oil prospects in Washington County, Utah: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 726, p. 87-107.
Stewart, J.H., Poole, F.G. and Wilson, R.F., 1972, Stratigraphy and origin of the Triassic Moenkopi Formation and related strata in the Colorado Plateau region: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 691, 336 p.
Hintze, L.F. and Axen, G.J., 1995, Geologic map of the Scarecrow Peak Quadrangle, Washington County, Utah and Lincoln Co, Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map, GQ-1759, 1 sheet, scale 1:24,000.
The URL is: https://gotbooks.miracosta.edu/gonp/coloradoplateau/lexicon/moenkopi_virgin.htm
Last modified: 1/7/2011