Morrison Formation (Brushy Basin and Salt Wash Members)

Morrison Formation (Brushy Basin and Salt Wash Members).
State Utah
Name Morrison Formation (Brushy Basin and Salt Wash Members)
Geologic age Late Jurassic
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mixed-clastic > Sandstone-mudstone (Bed)bentonitic clays
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Lens)
Comments continental environment, braided rivers and streams, overbank mudstones. dinosaur fossils
References

Hintze, L.F., 1980, Geologic map of Utah: Utah Geological and Mineral Survey, scale 1:500,000.

Doelling, H.H., 2000, Geology of Arches National Park, Grand County, Utah, in Sprinkel, D.A., Chidsey, Jr., T.C., and Anderson, P.B., Geology of Utah's Parks and Monuments: Utah Geological Association Publication 28, p. 11-36.

Morris, T.H., Manning, V.W., and Ritter, S.M., 2000, Geology of Capitol Reef National Park, Utah: in Sprinkel, D.A., Chidsey, Jr., T.C., and Anderson, P.B., Geology of Utah's Parks and Monuments: Utah Geological Association Publication 28, p. 85-105.

NGMDB product
Counties Emery - Garfield - Grand - Kane - San Juan - Sevier - Wayne