Weber Sandstone

Usage of Geologic Unit Name:
Weber Sandstone (CO*,UT*WY*)
Weber Quartzite (UT*)
Weber Formation of Durst Group (UT)
Weber Sandstone
White cliffs of Weber Sandstone along the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument.

Pennsylvanian, Middle*
Pennsylvanian, Late*
Permian, Early*
Geologic Province:
Wasatch uplift*
Uinta uplift*
Uinta basin*
Green River basin*
Piceance basin*
Eagle basin*
Areal Extent:
Type Locality:
Not designated. Named for occurrence in Weber Canyon, Wasatch Range, Summit Co., UT (King, 1876).
Schoolhouse Tongue (CO).
Unit Name History:
Named (King, 1876). Areal limits (Emmons, 1882). Age modified; Areal limits (Boutwell, 1907). Revised (Blackwelder, 1910). Areal limits (Schultz, 1914). Areal limits; Overview (Brill, 1944). Revised (Thompson, 1945). Schoolhouse Tongue assigned (Brill, 1952). Assigned as upper formation of Durst Group (Sadlick, 1957). Overview (Hansen, 1965; Fryberger, 1979). Schoolhouse Tongue reassigned to Maroon Formation (Johnson and others, 1990).


King, Clarence, 1876, Paleozoic subdivisions on the Fortieth Parallel: American Journal of Science, 3rd series, v. 11, art. 65, p. 475-482.

Emmons, S.F., 1882, Geology and mining industry of Leadville, Lake County, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Annual Report, 2, p. 203-292.

Boutwell, J.M., 1907, Stratigraphy and structure of the Park City mining district, Utah: Journal of Geology, v. 15, no. 5, p. 434-458.

Blackwelder, E., 1910, New light on the geology of the Wasatch Mountains, Utah: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 21, p. 517-542.

Schultz, A.R., 1914, Geology and geography of a portion of Lincoln County, Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 543, 141 p.

Brill, K.G., Jr., 1944, Late Paleozoic stratigraphy, west-central and northwestern Colorado: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 55, no. 5, p. 621-656.

Thompson, M.L., 1945, Pennsylvanian rocks and fusulinids of east Utah and northwest Colorado correlated with Kansas section: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 60, pt. 2, 84 p.

Brill, K.G., Jr., 1952, Stratigraphy in the Permo-Pennsylvanian zeugogeosyncline of Colorado and northern New Mexico: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 63, no. 8, p. 809-880.

Sadlick, Walter, 1957, Regional relations of the Carboniferous rocks of northeastern Utah, IN Guidebook to the geology of the Uinta basin: Intermountain Association of Petroleum Geologists Guidebook, 8th Annual Field Conference, p. 56-77.

Hansen, W.R., 1965, Geology of the Flaming Gorge area, Utah-Colorado-Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 490, 196 p.

Fryberger, S.G., 1979, Eolian-fluviatile (continental) origin of ancient stratigraphic trap for petroleum, Weber Sandstone, Rangely oil field, Colorado: The Mountain Geologist, v. 16, no. 1, p. 1-36.

Johnson, S.Y., Schenk, C.J., Anders, D.E. and Tabor, R.W., 1990, Sedimentology and petroleum occurrence, Schoolhouse Member, Maroon Formation (Lower Permian), northwestern Colorado: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 74, no. 2, p. 135-150.

Unit: Weber Quartzite; Weber Shale

Eldridge, G.H., 1894, Description of the sedimentary formations: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Atlas of the United States, Anthracite-Crested Butte folio, no. 9, p. 6-10.

Girty, G.H., 1903, The Carboniferous formations and faunas of Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 16, 546 p.

Gould, D.B., 1935, Stratigraphy and structure of Pennsylvanian and Permian rocks in Salt Creek area, Mosquito Range, Colorado: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 19, no. 7, p. 971-1009.

Brill, K.G., Jr., 1942, Late Paleozoic stratigraphy of Gore area, Colorado: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 26, no. 8, p. 1375-1397.

Stark, J.T., Johnson, J.H., Behre, C.H., Jr., Powers, W.E., Howland, A.L. and Gould, D.B., 1949, Geology and origin of South Park, Colorado: Geological Society of America Memoir, 3, 188 p.

Sprinkel, Douglas A., 2000, Geology of Flaming Gorge National Recreational Area, Utah-Wyoming: 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. 277-299.

Return to Main Page
* show accepted USGS usage.
Note that data on this page contains information that has been partly revised from bibliographic resources available via the National Geologic Map Database GEOLEX:
The URL is:
Last modified: 1/7/2011