Page Sandstone

Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Page Sandstone of San Rafael Group (AZ*,UT*,WY*)
Jurassic, Middle*
Bajocian, late*
Bathonian, early*
Bathonian, middle*
Geologic Province:
Paradox basin*
Uinta basin*
Green River basin*
Uinta uplift*
Plateau sedimentary province*
Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Type section: northwest side of Manson Mesa in SW/4 NW/4 sec. 19, T. 14 N., R. 9 E., Coconino Co., AZ (Peterson and Pipiringos, 1979).

(alphabetical): Harris Wash Tongue (UT*), Thousand Pockets Tongue (AZ*,UT*).

Unit Name History:
First used (Pipiringos and O'Sullivan, 1978). Named as basal formation of San Rafael Group (Peterson and Pipiringos, 1979). Areal limits (Pipiringos and O'Sullivan, 1980; O'Sullivan, 1981).


Pipiringos, G.N. and O'Sullivan, R.B., 1978, Principal unconformities in Triassic and Jurassic rocks, Western Interior United States; a preliminary survey, IN Unconformities, correlations, and nomenclature of some Triassic and Jurassic rocks, Western Interior United States: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 1035-A, p. A1-A29.

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.

O'Sullivan, R.B., 1981, The Middle Jurassic San Rafael Group and related rocks in east-central Utah, IN Epis, R.C., and Callender, J.F., editors, Western Slope, Colorado; western Colorado and eastern Utah: New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, no. 32, p. 89-95

Jones, Lawrence S., Blakey, Ronald C., 1997, Eolian-fluvial interaction in the Page Sandstone (Middle Jurassic) in south-central Utah, USA., a case study of erg-margin processes: Sedimentary Geology, vol.109, no.1-2, pp.181-198.

Blakey, Ronald C., and Parnell, Roderic A., Jr., 1995, Middle Jurassic magmatism., the volcanic record in the eolian Page Sandstone and related Carmel Formation, Colorado Plateau: In, Jurassic magmatism and tectonics of the North American Cordillera: Miller, David M., and Busby, Cathy, editors, Geological Society of America, Special Paper, v. 299, p. 393-411.

Havholm, K G., and Kocurek, G., 1994, Factors controlling aeolian sequence stratigraphy; clues from super bounding surface features in the Middle Jurassic Page Sandstone: Sedimentology, v. 41, no. 5, p. 913-934.

Jones, Lawrence S., and Blakey, Ronald C., 1993, Erosional remnants and adjacent unconformities along an eolian-marine boundary of the Page Sandstone and Carmel Formation, Middle Jurassic, south-central Utah: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, v. 63, no. 5, p. 852-859.

Havholm, K G., Blakey, R C., Capps, M., Jones, L S., King, D D., and Kocurek, G., 1993, Aeolian genetic stratigraphy; an example from the Middle Jurassic Page Sandstone, Colorado Plateau: In, Aeolian sediments, ancient and modern: Pye, K., and Lancaster, N., editors, Special Publication of the International Association of Sedimentologists, v. 16, p. 87-107.

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