Red Creek Quartzite

Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Red Creek Quartzite (CO*,UT*)
Red Creek Complex (CO,UT)
Archean, Late*
Geologic Province:
Southern Rocky Mountain region*
Areal Extent:
Type Locality:
Not designated. Probably named for Red Creek Canyon, Daggett Co., UT (Powell, 1876).
Unit Name History:
First published use (Powell, 1876). Overview (Tweto, 1977). Revised; Overview (Sears and others, 1982). Age modified (Rowley and others, 1984). Overview; Age modified (Tweto, 1987).


Powell, J.W., 1876, Report on the geology of the eastern Uinta Mountains and a region of country adjacent thereto: U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (Powell), v. 7, 218 p.

Tweto, Ogden, 1977, Nomenclature of Precambrian rocks in Colorado, IN Contributions to stratigraphy: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1422-D, p. D1-D22.

Sears, J.W., Graff, P.J. and Holden, G.S., 1982, Tectonic evolution of lower Proterozoic rocks, Uinta Mountains, Utah and Colorado: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 93, no. 10, p. 990-997.

Rowley, P.D., Hansen, W.R., Tweto, Ogden and Carrara, P.E., 1984, Geologic map of the Vernal 1 degrees by 2 degrees quadrangle, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map, I-1526, 1 sheet.

Tweto, Ogden, 1987, Rock units of the Precambrian basement in Colorado, IN Geology of the Precambrian basement in Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 1321-A, p. A1-A54, (incl. geologic map, scale 1:1,000,000).

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