Tibbet Canyon Member of Straight Cliffs Formation

Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Tibbet Canyon Member of Straight Cliffs Formation (UT*)
Cretaceous, Late*
Turonian, middle*
Geologic Province:
Plateau sedimentary province*
Areal Extent:
Type Locality:
Type section: Tibbet Canyon, cliff on east side of southeast-trending spur on north side of Tibbet Canyon, N/2 NE/4 NE/4 sec. 14, T. 42 S., R. 3 E., Kane Co., UT (Peterson, 1969).
Unit Name History:
Named as basal member (of 4) of Straight Cliffs Formation; Biostratigraphic dating (Peterson, 1969).


Peterson, Fred, 1969, Four new members of the Upper Cretaceous Straight Cliffs Formation in the southeastern Kaiparowits region, Kane County, Utah, IN Contributions to stratigraphy, 1968: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1274-J, p. J1-J28.

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