Tendoy Group: McKenzie Canyon, Mission Canyon, Middle Canyon, and Paine Formations

McKenzie Canyon Formation: Gray, chert-bearing limestone and solution breccia. Marine. Thickness 140 m (460 ft). Mission Canyon Formation: Light gray, chert-bearing limestone and brown dolomitic limestone. Shallow marine. Thickness 180 m (590 ft). Middle Canyon Formation (Mmd): Dark gray, silty limestone with chert beds and nodules. Shallow marine. Thickness at type section 335 m (1,100 ft). Paine Formation: Dark gray, silty limestone with solution breccia zone. Shallow marine. Thickness 230 m (755 ft).
State Montana
Name Tendoy Group: McKenzie Canyon, Mission Canyon, Middle Canyon, and Paine Formations
Geologic age Mississippian
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone (Bed)dolomitic limestone
Sedimentary > Chemical > Chert (Bed)
References

Vuke, S.M., Porter, K.W., Lonn, J.D., and Lopez, D.A., 2007, Geologic Map of Montana - Compact Disc: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology: Geologic Map 62-C, 73 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:500,000. This map was digitized in 2012 as a result of a contract between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology.

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Counties Beaverhead