Queantoweap Sandstone

Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Queantoweap Sandstone*
Permian, Early*
Plateau sedimentary province*
Great Basin province*
Type Locality:
Type section: east side of Queantoweap valley, Mohave Co, AZ (McNair, 1951).
Unit Name History:
Named (McNair, 1951). Not used (McKee, 1982). Areal limits, name used in Virgin Mountains, Beaver Dam Mountains, and Gorge of the Virgin River areas of southeast NV, southwest UT, and northwest AZ (Billingsley, 1995). Overview (Hintze and Axen, 1995). Areal limits; Overview (Billingsley, 1997).

McNair, A.H., 1951, Paleozoic stratigraphy of part of northwestern Arizona: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 35, no. 3, p. 503-541 McKee, E.D. (editor), 1982, The Supai Group of Grand Canyon: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 1173, 504 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.

Billingsley, G.H., 1997, The Permian clastic sedimentary rocks of northwestern Arizona, IN Maldonado, Florian, and Nealey, L.D., editors, Geologic studies in the Basin and Range-Colorado Plateau transition in southeastern Nevada, southwestern Utah, and northwestern Arizona, 1995: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 2153, p. 106-124.

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