Iron Springs Formation of Cedar City Area (Wahweap Ss and Straight Cliffs Fm)

Iron Springs Formation of Cedar City Area (Wahweap Ss and Straight Cliffs Fm).
State Utah
Name Iron Springs Formation of Cedar City Area (Wahweap Ss and Straight Cliffs Fm)
Geologic age Late Cretaceous
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)Wahweap Sandstone
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mixed-clastic > Sandstone-mudstone (Bed)Straight Cliff Formation
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale > Black-shale (Bed)Straight Creek Formation
Incidental
Sedimentary > Coal (Bed)Straight Cliff Formation
Comments Straingh Cliffs-to west fluvial, marine intertongues to east; Wahweap deposited from north- northeast flowing river and uppermost ss deposited by east- southeast-flowing river Pollock and Lwaton (1999)
References

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

Dyman, T.S., Cobban, W.A., Davis, L.E., Eves, R.L., Pollock, G.L., Obradovich, J. D., Titus, A.L.,Takahashi, K.I., Hester, T.C., and Cantu, D, 2002, Upper Cretaceous marine and brackish water strata at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah in Lund, W.R., ed., Field guide to geologic excursions in southwestern Utah and adjacent areas of Arizona and Nevada: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2002-172, pp.171-198.

Pollock, S.L., and Lawton, T.F., 1999, Transverse and axial river systems of the Wahweap Formation, Cordilleran foreland basin, southern Utah [abs.]: American Association of Petroleum Geologists 1999 Annual Meeting Extended Abstracts, v. 1999, p. A111.

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Counties Garfield - Iron - Kane - Washington