Wahweap Formation

Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Wahweap Sandstone (UT*)
Wahweap Formation (UT*)
Cretaceous, Late*
Campanian, late*
Geologic Province:
Plateau sedimentary province*
Paradox basin*
Areal Extent:
Type Locality:
Not designated. Probably named for Wahweap Creek, Kane Co., UT (Gregory and Moore, 1931).
Unit Name History:
First used as Wahweap Sandstone (Gregory and Moore, 1931). Revised (Peterson, 1969).

Gregory, H.E. and Moore, R.C., 1931, The Kaiparowits region, a geographic and geologic reconnaissance of parts of Utah and Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 164, 161 p.

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.

Eaton, Jeffrey G., 2000, Multituberculate mammals from the Wahweap (Campanian, Aquilan) and Kaiparowits (Campanian, Judithian) formations, within and near Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, southern Utah: Utah Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Publication 02-4, 66 p.

Foster, John R., Titus, Alan L., Winterfeld, Gustav F., Hayden, Martha C., and Hamblin, Alden H., 2001, Paleontological survey of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Garfield and Kane counties, Utah: Utah Geological Survey, Special Study 99, 98 p.

Moore, David W., Straub, Arthur W., 2001, Correlation of Upper Cretaceous and Paleogene(?) rocks beneath the Claron Formation, Crow Creek, western Markagunt Plateau, Southwest Utah: In, The geologic transition, high plateaus to Great Basin., a symposium and field guide., the Mackin volume: Erskine, M. C., Faulds, James E., Bartley, John M., and Rowley, Peter D., American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Pacific Section, Guidebook v. 78, p. 75-95.

Hatfield, Stanley C., Rowley, Peter D., Sable, Edward G., Maxwell, David J., Cox, Bryant V., McKell, Matthew D., and Kiel, David E., 2000, Geology of Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah; In, Geology of Utah's parks and monuments: Sprinkel, Douglas A., Chidsey, Thomas C., Jr., and Anderson, Paul B., editors, Utah Geological Association Publication, v. 28, p. 139-154.

Pollock, Stonnie L., Lawton, Timothy F., and Robinson, Ruth A. J., 1999, Provenance and geometry of Upper Cretaceous Wahweap Formation, southern Utah., record of foreland basin partitioning: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 31, no.7, p. 426.

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