Shinarump Conglomerate Member, Chinle Formation

Basal conglomerate and pebbly sandstone of the Chinle Formation is relatively resistant to erosion and forms extensive benches in some parts of the Colorado Plateau. (210-230 Ma)
State Arizona
Name Shinarump Conglomerate Member, Chinle Formation
Geologic age Late Triassic
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)pebbly sandstone
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Bed)basal conglomerate
Stratigraphic units Chinle Formation, Shinarump Conglomerate Member

Richard, S.M., Reynolds, S.J., Spencer, J.E., and Pearthree, P.A., 2000, Geologic Map of Arizona: Arizona Geological Survey Map 35, 1 sheet, scale 1:1,000,000.

Blakey, R.C., 1989, Triassic and Jurassic geology of the southern Colorado Plateau, in Jenney, J.P., and Reynolds, S.J., editors, Geologic evolution of Arizona: Arizona Geological Society Digest 17, p. 369-396.

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Counties Apache - Coconino - Mohave - Navajo