Muddy Peak Limestone

Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Muddy Peak Limestone*
Devonian, Middle*
Geologic Province:
Great Basin province*
Plateau sedimentary province*
Areal Extent:
Type Locality:
Not designated; named for Muddy Peaks, Clark Co, NV (Longwell, 1921).
Unit Name History:
Named Muddy Peaks Limestone; biostratigraphic dating (Longwell, 1921). Biostratigraphic dating (Longwell, 1928). Overview; name spelled Muddy Peak (Longwell, 1928; McNair, 1951). Areal limits (McNair, 1951; Hintze, Axen, 1995). Overview; name spelled Muddy Peak (Hintze, Axen, 1995).

Longwell, C.R., 1921, Geology of the Muddy Mountains, Nevada, with a section to the Grand Wash Cliffs in western Arizona: American Journal of Science, 5th series, v. 1, no. 1, p. 39-62.

Longwell, C.R., 1928, Geology of the Muddy Mountains, Nevada, with a section through the Virgin Range to the Grand Wash Cliffs, Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 798, 152 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:250,000).

McNair, A.H., 1951, Paleozoic stratigraphy of part of northwestern Arizona: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 35, no. 3, p. 503-541.

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.

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