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Geologic units in Sublette county, Wyoming

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Green River Formation: Fontenelle Tongue or Member [NONE ON MAP] (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Tertiary | Eocene) at surface, covers 15 % of this area

WASATCH AND GREEN RIVER FORMATIONS: New Fork Tongue (dull-red and green mudstone, brown sandstone, and thin limestone beds, merging southward in T. 23 N. with other units) of Wasatch and Fontenelle Tongue or Member (oil shale, marlstone, limestone, and siltstone; occurs along Green and New Fork Rivers and on west side of Green River Basin from T. 33 N. south to and lensing out in T. 17 N.) of Green River.

Gravel, pediment, and fan deposits (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Quaternary | Pleistocene Holocene) at surface, covers 12 % of this area

GRAVEL, PEDIMENT, AND FAN DEPOSITS--Mostly locally derived clasts. Includes some glacial deposits along east flank of Wind River Range. Locally includes some Tertiary gravels.

Green River Formation: Laney Member (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Tertiary | Eocene) at surface, covers 11 % of this area

GREEN RIVER FORMATION Laney Member (age probably about 45 Ma)--Oil shale and marlstone.

Glacial deposits (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Quaternary | Pleistocene Holocene) at surface, covers 9 % of this area

GLACIAL DEPOSITS--Till and outwash of sand, gravel, and boulders.

Lithology: glacial drift

Wasatch Formation (SW) (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Tertiary | Paleocene Eocene) at surface, covers 7 % of this area

WASATCH FORMATION La Barge and Chappo Members--Red, gray, and brown mudstone and conglomerate and yellow sandstone. La Barge Member tongues out to north at about T. 35 N. Lower part of Chappo is Paleocene.

Granitic rocks (Archean) at surface, covers 6 % of this area

GRANITIC ROCKS OF 2,600-Ma AGE GROUP. Teton Range--Mount Owen Quartz Monzonite. Age 2,500+/- Ma; may be of Early Proterozoic age. Gros Ventre and Washakie Ranges--Granitic rocks. Yellowstone National Park, Owl Creek, Granite, and Seminoe Mountains, Rawlins uplift, and Medicine Bow Mountains--Granite. Wind River Range--Granodiorite to porphyritic and equigranular granite. Sierra Madre--Granite and granodiorite. Laramie Mountains--Granite, amphibolite, and minor amounts of metasedimentary rocks. Hartville uplift--Granite and quartz monzonite. Black Hills uplift--Granite and minor amounts of metasedimentary rocks.

Lithology: granitoid

Pass Peak Formation and Equivalents (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Tertiary | Eocene) at surface, covers 4 % of this area

PASS PEAK FORMATION AND EQUIVALENTS--Includes Lookout Mountain Conglomerate Member of Wasatch Formation. On the south side of Gros Ventre Range consists of gold-bearing quartzite conglomerate; intertongues southward with sandstone and claystone of main body of Wasatch Formation.

Wasatch Formation (TB) (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Tertiary | Eocene) at surface, covers 3 % of this area

WASATCH FORMATION Diamictite and sandstone--Diamictite grades laterally into other members of the formation.

Oligocene and (or) Upper and Middle Eocene rocks (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Tertiary | Eocene Oligocene) at surface, covers 3 % of this area

OLIGOCENE AND (OR) UPPER AND MIDDLE EOCENE ROCKS--Light-gray tuff, arkosic sandstone, and lenticular conglomerate.

Plutonic rocks (Archean) at surface, covers 3 % of this area

PLUTONIC ROCKS. Wind River Range--Largely granite gneiss; contains diorite and quartz diorite facies. Bighorn Mountains--Quartz diorite to quartz monzonite. Age 2,900+ Ma.

Lithology: granitoid

Alluvium and Colluvium (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Quaternary | Pleistocene Holocene) at surface, covers 3 % of this area

ALLUVIUM AND COLLUVIUM--Clay, silt, sand, and gravel in flood plains, fans, terraces, and slopes.

Lithology: alluvium; colluvium

Granite gneiss (Archean) at surface, covers 3 % of this area

GRANITE GNEISS (AGE 2,600 TO 3,100+ Ma)--Layered to massive, locally migmatitic; metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks locally common. Includes Webb Canyon Gneiss in Teton Range.

Lithology: granitic gneiss

Granodiorite of the Louis Lake Pluton (Archean) at surface, covers 2 % of this area

GRANODIORITE OF THE LOUIS LAKE PLUTON (AGE 2,640 Ma)--Equigranular; locally gneissic.

Lithology: granodiorite

Wasatch Formation (SW) (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Tertiary | Paleocene Eocene) at surface, covers 2 % of this area

WASATCH FORMATION Main body--Drab sandstone, drab to variegated claystone and siltstone; locally derived conglomerate around basin margins. Lower part is Paleocene.

Madison Group and Darby Formation (TB, N) or Madison Group and Three Forks and Jefferson Formations (Y) (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Devonian-Late Carboniferous Mississippian-Early(?) Mississippian-Middle(?) Mississippian-Late) at surface, covers 1 % of this area

MADISON GROUP AND DARBY FORMATION (Thrust Belt, north Wyoming). MADISON GROUP--Group includes Mission Canyon Limestone (blue-gray massive limestone and dolomite), underlain by Lodgepole Limestone (gray cherty limestone and dolomite). DARBY FORMATION--Yellow and greenish-gray shale and dolomitic siltstone underlain by fetid brown dolomite and limestone. MADISON GROUP AND THREE FORKS AND JEFFERSON FORMATIONS (Yellowstone). MADISON GROUP--Group includes Mission Canyon Limestone (blue-gray massive limestone and dolomite), underlain by Lodgepole Limestone (gray cherty limestone and dolomite). THREE FORKS FORMATION--Pink, yellow, and green dolomitic siltstone and shale. JEFFERSON FORMATION--Massive siliceous dolomite.

Blind Bull Formation (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Cretaceous-Late) at surface, covers 1 % of this area

BLIND BULL FORMATION--Gray to tan conglomeratic sandstone, siltstone, claystone, coal, and bentonite.

Nugget Sandstone, Ankareh Formation, Thaynes Limestone, Woodside Shale, and Dinwoody Formation (TB), or Nugget Sandstone and Chugwater and Dinwoody Formations (N) (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Triassic-Early Triassic-Middle(?) Triassic-Late(?) Triassic(?) Jurassic(?)) at surface, covers 1 % of this area

NUGGET SANDSTONE, ANKAREH FORMATION, THAYNES LIMESTONE, WOODSIDE SHALE, and DINWOODY FORMATION (Thrust Belt). NUGGET SANDSTONE--Buff to pink crossbedded well-sized and well-sorted quartz sandstone and quartzite; locally has oil and copper-silver-zinc mineralization. ANKAREH FORMATION--Red and maroon shale and purple limestone. THAYNES LIMESTONE--Gray limestone and limy siltstone. WOODSIDE SHALE--Red siltstone and shale. DINWOODY FORMATION--Gray to olive-drab dolomitic siltstone. NUGGET SANDSTONE AND CHUGWATER AND DINWOODY FORMATIONS (north Wyoming). NUGGET SANDSTONE--Gray to dull-red, crossbedded quartz sandstone. CHUGWATER FORMATION--Red siltstone and shale. Alcova Limestone Member in upper middle part in north Wyoming. Thin gypsum partings near base in north and northeast Wyoming. DINWOODY FORMATION--Olive-drab hard dolomitic thin-bedded siltstone.

Hoback Formation (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Tertiary | Paleocene ) at surface, covers 1.0 % of this area

HOBACK FORMATION--Interbedded drab and gray sandstone and claystone. Locally contains thick red and gray conglomerate.

Stump Formation, Preuss Sandstone or Redbeds, and Twin Creek Limestone (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Jurassic-Middle Jurassic-Late) at surface, covers 0.9 % of this area

STUMP FORMATION, PREUSS SANDSTONE or REDBEDS, and TWIN CREEK LIMESTONE. STUMP FORMATION--Glauconitic siltstone, sandstone, and limestone. PREUSS SANDSTONE OR REDBEDS--Purple, maroon, and reddish-gray sandy siltstone and claystone; contains salt and gypsum in thick beds in some subsurface sections. TWIN CREEK LIMESTONE--Greenish-gray shaly limestone and limy siltstone. Includes Gypsum Spring Member.

Green River Formation: Wilkins Peak Member (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Tertiary | Eocene) at surface, covers 0.9 % of this area

GREEN RIVER FORMATION Wilkins Peak Member (age about 49 Ma)--Green, brown, and gray tuffaceous sandstone, shale, and marlstone; contains evaporites in subsurface sections.

Wasatch Formation (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Tertiary | Eocene) at surface, covers 0.8 % of this area

WASATCH FORMATION -- in Thrust belt: Main body--Variegated red to gray, brown, and gray mudstone and sandstone; conglomeratic lenses; in southwest Wyoming--Drab to variegated claystone and siltstone, carbonaceous shale and coal, buff sandstone, arkose, and conglomerate. In northwestern part of Green River Basin is thick arkosic light-yellowish-tan sandstone intertonguing with pale-green to gray claystone and shale; in east Wyoming--Drab sandstone and drab to variegated claystone; numerous coal beds in lower part.

Tensleep Sandstone and Amsden Formation (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Carboniferous Mississippian-Late Pennsylvanian(?) Permian) at surface, covers 0.8 % of this area

TENSLEEP SANDSTONE AND AMSDEN FORMATION. North Wyoming: TENSLEEP SANDSTONE--White to gray sandstone containing thin limestone and dolomite beds. Permian fossils have been found in the topmost beds of the Tensleep at some localities in Washakie Range, Owl Creek Mountains, and southern Bighorn Mountains. AMSDEN FORMATION--Red and green shale and dolomite; at base is brown sandstone. South Wyoming: TENSLEEP SANDSTONE AND AMSDEN FORMATION. TENSLEEP SANDSTONE--White to gray sandstone containing thin limestone and dolomite beds. AMSDEN FORMATION--Red and green shale and dolomite; at base is persistent red to brown sandstone.

Lithology: sandstone; carbonate; shale

Metasedimentary and metavolcanic rocks (Archean) at surface, covers 0.6 % of this area

METASEDIMENTARY AND METAVOLCANIC ROCKS--Amphibolite, hornblende gneiss, biotite gneiss, quartzite, iron-formation, metaconglomerate, marble, and pelitic schist; locally preserved textures and structures suggest origin to be sedimentary or volcanic. Older than 2,875 Ma in Teton Range; older than 3,200 Ma in Granite Mountains; older than 2,600 Ma in Medicine Bow Mountains and Sierra Madre, where it is the Late Archean Phantom Lake Metamorphic Suite 3.

Chugwater and Dinwoody Formations (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Triassic-Early Triassic-Middle(?) Triassic-Late) at surface, covers 0.6 % of this area

CHUGWATER AND DINWOODY FORMATIONS. CHUGWATER FORMATION--Red siltstone and shale. Alcova Limestone Member in upper middle part. Thin gypsum partings near base. DINWOODY FORMATION--Olive-drab hard dolomitic thin-bedded siltstone.

Oldest gneiss complex (Archean) at surface, covers 0.6 % of this area

OLDEST GNEISS COMPLEX--Chiefly layered granitic gneiss, locally migmatitic. Local masses of quartzite, metagraywacke, iron-formation, and other metasedimentary rocks and amphibolite and felsic gneiss thought to be volcanic; metasedimentary rocks in Beartooth Mountains contain detrital zircon dated at more than 3,400 Ma. Inclusions show evidence of granulite-facies metamorphism prior to 2,800 Ma. Mueller and others (1982) suggest that large areas in Beartooth Mountains were invaded by Late Archean granite (age about 2,800 Ma). Wind River Range--Includes large bodies of metagabbro. Overprint pattern indicates area of migmatite related to emplacement of 2,600-Ma granite.

Wells and Amsden Formations (TB), or Casper Formation and Madison Limestone (N, S) (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Carboniferous Pennsylvanian-Early Pennsylvanian-Middle(?) Pennsylvanian-Late(?) Permian) at surface, covers 0.5 % of this area

WELLS AND AMSDEN FORMATIONS (Thrust Belt). WELLS FORMATION--Gray limestone interbedded with yellow limy sandstone. AMSDEN FORMATION--Red and gray cherty limestone and shale, sandstone, and conglomerate. CASPER FORMATION AND MADISON LIMESTONE (north, south Wyoming). CASPER FORMATION--Gray, tan, and red thick-bedded sandstone underlain by interbedded sandstone and pink and gray limestone. May include some Devonian(?) sandstone along east flank of Laramie Mountains. MADISON LIMESTONE--Includes Mission Canyon Limestone (blue-gray massive limestone and dolomite), underlain by Lodgepole Limestone (gray cherty limestone and dolomite).

Bighorn Dolomite, Gallatin Limestone, and Gros Ventre Formation (TB), Bighorn Dolomite, Snowy Range Formation, Pilgrim Limestone, Park Shale, Meagher Limestone, Wolsey Shale, and Flathead Sandstone (Y), Bighorn Dolomite, Gallatin Limestone, Gros Ventre Formation, and Flathead Sandstone (N), or Whitewood Dolomite, and WInnipeg and Deadwood Formations (NE) (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Cambrian-Middle Cambrian-Furongian(?) Ordovician-Early(?) Ordovician-Middle(?) Ordovician-Late) at surface, covers 0.5 % of this area

BIGHORN DOLOMITE, GALLATIN LIMESTONE, and GROS VENTRE FORMATION. BIGHORN DOLOMITE (Thrust Belt)--Gray massive cliff-forming siliceous dolomite and locally dolomitic limestone. GALLATIN LIMESTONE--Gray and tan limestone. GROS VENTRE FORMATION--Greenish-gray micaceous shale. BIGHORN DOLOMITE, SNOWY RANGE FORMATION, PILGRIM LIMESTONE, PARK SHALE, MEAGHER LIMESTONE, WOLSEY SHALE, AND FLATHEAD SANDSTONE (Yellowstone). BIGHORN DOLOMITE--Light-gray massive siliceous dolomite. SNOWY RANGE FORMATION (Gallatin Group)--Medium-gray limestone and underlying greenish-gray shale. PILGRIM LIMESTONE (Gallatin Group)--Blue-gray and yellow mottled hard limestone. PARK SHALE--Green micaceous soft shale. Upper part may be Late Cambrian. MEAGHER LIMESTONE--Blue-gray and yellow mottled hard limestone. WOLSEY SHALE--Green micaceous soft shale. FLATHEAD SANDSTONE--Dull-red quartzitic sandstone. BIGHORN DOLOMITE, GALLATIN LIMESTONE, GROS VENTRE FORMATION, AND FLATHEAD SANDSTONE (north Wyoming). BIGHORN DOLOMITE--Gray massive cliff-forming siliceous dolomite and locally dolomitic limestone. GALLATIN LIMESTONE--Blue-gray and yellow mottled hard dense limestone. GROS VENTRE FORMATION--Soft green micaceous shale (Upper and Middle Cambrian Park Shale Member), underlain by blue-gray and yellow mottled hard dense limestone (Middle Cambrian Death Canyon Limestone Member), and soft green micaceous shale (Middle Cambrian Wolsey Shale Member). FLATHEAD SANDSTONE--Dull-red quartzitic sandstone. WHITEWOOD DOLOMITE, AND WINNIPEG AND DEADWOOD FORMATIONS (northeast Wyoming). WHITEWOOD DOLOMITE--Buff massive fossiliferous dolomite. WINNIPEG FORMATION--Pink to yellow siltstone and shale. DEADWOOD FORMATION--Red and brown quartzitic sandstone.

Landslide deposits (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Quaternary | Pleistocene Holocene) at surface, covers 0.5 % of this area

LANDSLIDE DEPOSITS--Locally includes intermixed landslide and glacial deposits, talus, and rock-glacier deposits.

Bear River Formation (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Cretaceous-Early) at surface, covers 0.4 % of this area

BEAR RIVER FORMATION--Black shale, fine-grained brown sandstone, thin limestone, and bentonite beds.

Gannett Group (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Cretaceous-Early) at surface, covers 0.4 % of this area

GANNETT GROUP--Red sandy mudstone, sandstone, and chert-pebble conglomerate; thin limestone and dark-gray shale in upper part, more conglomeratic in lower part. Includes Smoot Formation (red mudstone and siltstone), Draney Limestone, Bechler Conglomerate, Peterson Limestone, and Ephraim Conglomerate. Upper Jurassic fossils have been reported from the Ephraim.

Oldest gneiss complex (Archean) at surface, covers 0.4 % of this area

OLDEST GNEISS COMPLEX--Chiefly layered granitic gneiss, locally migmatitic. Local masses of quartzite, metagraywacke, iron-formation, and other metasedimentary rocks and amphibolite and felsic gneiss thought to be volcanic; metasedimentary rocks in Beartooth Mountains contain detrital zircon dated at more than 3,400 Ma. Inclusions show evidence of granulite-facies metamorphism prior to 2,800 Ma. Mueller and others (1982) suggest that large areas in Beartooth Mountains were invaded by Late Archean granite (age about 2,800 Ma). Bighorn Mountains--Dates of metamorphism 3,000+ Ma.

Nugget Sandstone (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Triassic(?) Jurassic(?) ) at surface, covers 0.4 % of this area

NUGGET SANDSTONE--Thrust Belt: Buff to pink crossbedded well-sized and well-sorted quartz sandstone and quartzite; locally has oil and copper-silver-zinc mineralization. North Wyoming: Gray to dull-red, crossbedded quartz sandstone.

Lithology: sandstone

Phosphoria Formation (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Permian) at surface, covers 0.4 % of this area

PHOSPHORIA FORMATION AND RELATED ROCKS--Thrust Belt: Upper part is dark- to light-gray chert and shale with black shale and phosphorite at top; lower part is black shale, phosphorite, and cherty dolomite; north Wyoming: Brown sandstone and dolomite, cherty phosphatic and glauconitic dolomite, phosphatic sandstone and dolomite, and greenish-gray to black shale. Intertonguing equivalents of parts of Phosphoria are Park City Formation (primarily cherty dolomite, limestone, and phosphatic gray shale) and Shedhorn Sandstone.

Aspen Shale (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Cretaceous-Early) at surface, covers 0.3 % of this area

ASPEN SHALE--Light- to dark-gray siliceous tuffaceous shale and siltstone, thin bentonite beds, and quartzitic sandstone.

Sundance and Gypsum Spring Formations (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Jurassic-Middle Jurassic-Late) at surface, covers 0.3 % of this area

SUNDANCE (Js) AND GYPSUM SPRING FORMATIONS. SUNDANCE FORMATION--Greenish-gray glauconitic sandstone and shale, underlain by red and gray nonglauconitic sandstone and shale. GYPSUM SPRING FORMATION--Interbedded red shale, dolomite, and gypsum. In north Wyoming wedges out south in T. 39 N.

Bridger Formation (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Tertiary | Eocene) at surface, covers 0.3 % of this area

BRIDGER FORMATION--Greenish-gray, olive-drab, and white tuffaceous sandstone and claystone; lenticular marlstone and conglomerate.

Wasatch Formation (SW) (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Tertiary | Eocene) at surface, covers 0.3 % of this area

WASATCH FORMATION Cathedral Bluffs Tongue--Variegated claystone and lenticular sandstone; conglomeratic near south margin of Wind River Range.

Sohare Formation and Bacon Ridge Sandstone (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Cretaceous-Late) at surface, covers 0.3 % of this area

SOHARE FORMATION AND BACON RIDGE SANDSTONE. SOHARE FORMATION (Kso)--Lenticular gray and brown sandstone and shale; thin coal beds. BACON RIDGE SANDSTONE (Kb)--Gray to tan marine sandstone and thick coal beds; gold-bearing quartzite conglomerate in lower part.

Metasedimentary rocks (Archean) at surface, covers 0.3 % of this area

METASEDIMENTARY ROCKS. Wind River Range--Metagraywacke, pelitic schist, metaconglomerate, graphitic schist, and iron-formation; local meta-andesite. At least 2,800 Ma. Seminoe Mountains (southeast end of Granite Mountains)--Pelitic schist, quartzite, and iron-formation. Casper Mountain (northwest extension of Laramie Mountains)--Felsic gneiss, quartzite, and iron-formation. Laramie Mountains--Pelitic schist, iron-formation, quartzite, marble, metaconglomerate, and metagraywacke.

Granitic conglomerate above or in upper part of Wasatch Formation (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Tertiary | Eocene) at surface, covers 0.2 % of this area

GRANITIC CONGLOMERATE ABOVE OR IN UPPER PART OF WASATCH FORMATION--Giant granite boulders in arkosic sandstone matrix. Occurs along west margin of Wind River Range.

Lithology: conglomerate

Cloverly and Morrison Formations (N,S) or Cloverly Formation, Inyan Kara Group, and Morrison Formation (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Jurassic-Late Cretaceous-Early) at surface, covers 0.2 % of this area

CLOVERLY FORMATION and MORRISON FORMATION. CLOVERLY FORMATION--Rusty sandstone at top, underlain by brightly variegated bentonitic claystone; chert-pebble conglomerate locally at base. MORRISON FORMATION--Dully variegated claystone, nodular limestone, and gray silty sandstone. In southern Yellowstone and Jackson Hole areas the presence of Morrison is questionable; CLOVERLY FORMATION (Hartville uplift) or INYAN KARA GROUP (Black Hills) and MORRISON FORMATION. CLOVERLY FORMATION--Rusty to light-gray sandstone containing lenticular chert-pebble conglomerate interbedded with variegated bentonitic claystone. INYAN KARA GROUP--Rusty to light-gray sandstone containing lenticular chert-pebble conglomerate interbedded with variegated bentonitic claystone. Includes Fall River and Lakota Formations. MORRISON FORMATION, in northeast Wyoming, dully variegated siliceous claystone, nodular white limestone, and gray silty sandstone.

Frontier Formation and Mowry and Thermopolis Shales (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Cretaceous-Early Cretaceous-Middle(?) Cretaceous-Late) at surface, covers 0.2 % of this area

FRONTIER FORMATION (Kf) AND MOWRY (Kmr) AND THERMOPOLIS SHALES. FRONTIER FORMATION--Gray sandstone and sandy shale. In Northern Yellowstone area, Yellowish- to medium-gray sandstone; tuffaceous and carbonaceous in lower part. MOWRY SHALE (AGE 94 TO 98 Ma)--Silvery-gray hard siliceous shale containing abundant fish scales and bentonite beds. THERMOPOLIS SHALE--Black soft fissile shale; Muddy Sandstone Member at top.

Red Conglomerate on top of Hoback and Wyoming Ranges (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Tertiary | Miocene) at surface, covers 0.1 % of this area

RED CONGLOMERATE ON TOP OF HOBACK AND WYOMING RANGES (MIOCENE?; MAY BE AS OLD AS EOCENE)--Locally derived clasts of Mesozoic and Paleozoic rocks in a red clay and sand matrix.

Lithology: conglomerate

Green River and Wasatch Formations (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Tertiary | Eocene) at surface, covers 0.1 % of this area

GREEN RIVER AND WASATCH FORMATIONS -- in Thrust Belt: GREEN RIVER FORMATION--Buff laminated marlstone and limestone, brown oil shale, and siltstone. Includes Angelo and Fossil Butte Members. WASATCH FORMATION--Variegated mudstone and sandstone. Includes Tunp and Bullpen Members, other tongues and unnamed members, and main body (variegated red to gray, brown, and gray mudstone and sandstone; conglomerate lenses); in southwest Wyoming -- GREEN RIVER FORMATION--Oil shale, light-colored tuffaceous marlstone, and sandstone. WASATCH FORMATION--Drab to variegated claystone and siltstone, carbonaceous shale and coal, buff sandstone, arkose, and conglomerate. In northwestern part of Green River Basin is thick arkosic light-yellowish-tan sandstone intertonguing with pale-green to gray claystone and shale.

Cloverly, Morrison, Sundance, and Gypsum Spring Formations (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Jurassic-Middle Jurassic-Late(?) Cretaceous-Early) at surface, covers 0.1 % of this area

CLOVERLY, MORRISON, AND SUNDANCE (Js), AND GYPSUM SPRING FORMATIONS. CLOVERLY FORMATION--Rusty sandstone at top, underlain by brightly variegated bentonitic claystone; chert-pebble conglomerate locally at base. MORRISON FORMATION--Dully variegated claystone, nodular limestone, and gray silty sandstone. In southern Yellowstone and Jackson Hole areas the presence of Morrison is questionable. SUNDANCE FORMATION--Greenish-gray glauconitic sandstone and shale, underlain by red and gray nonglauconitic sandstone and shale. GYPSUM SPRING FORMATION--Interbedded red shale, dolomite, and gypsum. In north Wyoming wedges out south in T. 39 N.

White River Formation--Upper conglomerate member (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Tertiary | Oligocene ) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

WHITE RIVER FORMATION Upper conglomerate member--Light-gray soft conglomeratic tuffaceous sandstone and conglomerate of Precambrian clasts.

Dune sand and loess (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Quaternary | Pleistocene Holocene) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

DUNE SAND AND LOESS--Includes active and dormant sand dunes. In northwestern Wyoming is chiefly loess (age 12,000-19,000 years).

Lithology: dune sand; loess

Cody Shale (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Cretaceous-Late (78-83 Ma)) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

CODY SHALE (AGE 78 TO 83 Ma) northern Yellowstone area--Gray to brown shale and siltstone; north and south Wyoming--Dull-gray shale, gray siltstone, and fine-grained gray sandstone.

Lithology: shale; siltstone; sandstone

Ankareh Formation, Thaynes Limestone, Woodside Shale, and Dinwoody Formation (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Triassic-Early Triassic-Middle(?) Triassic-Late) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

ANKAREH FORMATION, THAYNES LIMESTONE, WOODSIDE SHALE, AND DINWOODY FORMATION. ANKAREH FORMATION--Red and maroon shale and purple limestone. THAYNES LIMESTONE--Gray limestone and limy siltstone. WOODSIDE SHALE--Red siltstone and shale. DINWOODY FORMATION--Gray to olive-drab dolomitic siltstone.

Mowry and Thermopolis Shales (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Cretaceous-Early) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

MOWRY (Kmr) AND THERMOPOLIS SHALES. MOWRY SHALE (AGE 94 TO 98 Ma)--Silvery-gray hard siliceous shale containing abundant fish scales and bentonite beds. THERMOPOLIS SHALE--Black soft fissile shale; Muddy Sandstone Member at top.

Upper Miocene Rocks (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Tertiary | Miocene-Late) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

UPPER MIOCENE ROCKS--Southwest Wyoming: South end of Wind River Range--Siliceous, arkosic, and locally radioactive sandstone, claystone, and conglomerate. Fission-track age about 27 Ma. Recent work suggests that part of these deposits may be of Eocene age. Pliocene and Miocene (as originally defined 2) South Pass Formation. Saratoga Valley--White to greenish-gray tuffaceous sandstone, siltstone, and claystone; locally conglomeratic. North Park Formation; Central Wyoming: Arkosic sandstone, conglomerate, and siltstone; some light-colored tuffaceous radioactive claystone and white cherty limestone. North of Sweetwater River in Granite Mountains--Light-colored tuffaceous radioactive claystone, siltstone, sandstone, and arkose. Moonstone Formation; East Wyoming: Light-colored tuffaceous claystone, sandstone, and conglomerate. Ogallala Formation in Denver Basin.

Harebell Formation (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Cretaceous-Late) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

HAREBELL FORMATION--Gold-bearing quartzite conglomerate, olive-drab sandstone, and green claystone.

Wind River Formation (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Tertiary | Eocene) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

WIND RIVER FORMATION Northwest Wyoming (Jackson Hole)--Variegated red and white claystone and siltstone; largely nontuffaceous except near the top; lenticular coal unit in middle. At base locally includes equivalent of Indian Meadows Formation; Central Wyoming--Variegated claystone and sandstone; lenticular conglomerate. Age of tuff at top 49 Ma.

Adaville Formation (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Cretaceous-Late) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

ADAVILLE FORMATION--Gray sandstone, siltstone, and carbonaceous claystone; conglomeratic in upper part; coal-bearing in lower part.

Conglomerate of Roaring Creek (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Tertiary | Paleocene Eocene) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

CONGLOMERATE OF ROARING CREEK (EOCENE OR PALEOCENE; OLDER THAN MAIN PART OF WASATCH FORMATION)--Red and gray conglomerate containing clasts of Mesozoic, Paleozoic, and Precambrian rocks.

Lithology: conglomerate

Phosphoria, Wells, and Amsden Formations (TB), Phosphoria Formation and related rocks, Quadrant Sandstone, and Amsden Formation (Y), or Phosphoria Formation and related rocks, Tensleep Sandstone, and Amsden Formation (N) (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Carboniferous Mississippian-Late Pennsylvanian(?) Permian) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

PHOSPHORIA, WELLS, AND AMSDEN FORMATIONS (Thrust Belt). PHOSPHORIA FORMATION--Upper part is dark- to light-gray chert and shale with black shale and phosphorite at top; lower part is black shale, phosphorite, and cherty dolomite. WELLS FORMATION--Gray limestone interbedded with yellow limy sandstone. AMSDEN FORMATION--Red and gray cherty limestone and shale, sandstone, and conglomerate. PHOSPHORIA FORMATION AND RELATED ROCKS, QUADRANT SANDSTONE, AND AMSDEN FORMATION (Yellowstone). PHOSPHORIA FORMATION AND RELATED ROCKS--Brown sandstone and dolomite, cherty phosphatic and glauconitic dolomite, phosphatic sandstone and dolomite, and greenish-gray to black shale. Intertonguing equivalent is Shedhorn Sandstone. QUADRANT SANDSTONE--Light-gray sandstone. AMSDEN FORMATION--Red and green dolomitic shale, siltstone, and sandstone. PHOSPHORIA FORMATION AND RELATED ROCKS, TENSLEEP SANDSTONE, AND AMSDEN FORMATION (north Wyoming). PHOSPHORIA FORMATION AND RELATED ROCKS--Brown sandstone and dolomite, cherty phosphatic and glauconitic dolomite, phosphatic sandstone and dolomite, and greenish-gray to black shale. Intertonguing equivalents of parts of Phosphoria are Park City Formation (primarlily cherty dolomite, limestone, and phosphatic gray shale) and Shedhorn Sandstone. TENSLEEP SANDSTONE--White to gray sandstone containing thin limestone and dolomite beds. Permian fossils have been found in the topmost beds of the Tensleep at some localities in Washakie Range, Owl Creek Mountains, and southern Bighorn Mountains. AMSDEN FORMATION--Red and green shale and dolomite; at base is brown sandstone.

Playa lake and other lacustrine deposits (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Quaternary | Pleistocene Holocene) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

PLAYA LAKE AND OTHER LACUSTRINE DEPOSITS--Chiefly clay, silt, and fine sand. Includes travertine deposits.

Shear zone (Archean) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Lithology: tectonite

Frontier Formation (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Cretaceous-Late) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

FRONTIER FORMATION in thrust belt--White to brown sandstone and dark-gray shale; oyster coquina in upper part; coal and lignite in lower part; in north and south Wyoming--Gray sandstone and sandy shale.

Lithology: sandstone; shale; coal

Mesaverde Formation (N) or Mesaverde Group (S) (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Cretaceous-Late) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

MESAVERDE FORMATION (north Wyoming)--Light-colored massive to thin-bedded sandstone, gray sandy shale, and coal beds. In Jackson Hole locally contains gold-bearing quartzite conglomerate. North of North Fork Powder River east of the Bighorn Mountains, consists solely of the Parkman Sandstone Member; MESAVERDE GROUP (SOUTH WYOMING). Includes Almond Formation, Ericson Sandstone, Rock Springs and Blair Formations in Rock Springs uplift; Almond Formation (white and brown soft sandstone, gray sandy shale, coal and carbonaceous shale), Pine Ridge Sandstone (light-gray sandstone and thin coal beds), and Allen Ridge (gray sandstone, shale, and thin coal beds) and Haystack Mountains (gray marine sandstone and shale) Formations in Rawlins uplift; Pine Ridge Sandstone (light-gray sandstone and thin coal beds) and Rock River Formation (soft sandstone and sandy shale) in Laramie Basin.

Pinyon Conglomerate (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic Cenozoic | Cretaceous-Late Tertiary | Paleocene) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

PINYON CONGLOMERATE--Brown gold-bearing quartzite conglomerate interbedded with brown and gray sandstone. Age of basal part about 67 Ma in northeastern Jackson Hole; farther south entire sequence is Paleocene.

Lithology: conglomerate; sandstone

Devils Basin Formation (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Tertiary | Paleocene ) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

DEVILS BASIN FORMATION--Light-gray sandstone interbedded with green and gray claystone; sparse coal and carbonaceous shale.