Sinawava Member of Temple Cap Sandstone

Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Sinawava Member of Temple Cap Sandstone of San Rafael Group (UT*)
Jurassic, Middle*
Bajocian, early*
Geologic Province:
Plateau sedimentary province*
Great Basin province*
Areal Extent:
Type Locality:
Type section: at top of Zion Canyon about 500 m northeast of Observation Point, NW/4 NW/4 sec. 2, T. 41 S., R. 10 W., Zion National Park, Washington Co., UT. Named for Temple of Sinawava in Zion Canyon, 1 km northwest of type section (Peterson and Pipiringos, 1979).
Unit Name History:
Named as basal member of Temple Cap Sandstone of San Rafael Group (Peterson and Pipiringos, 1979).


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.

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