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Pennsylvanian and Permian sedimentary rocks in central Utah

State Utah
Name Pennsylvanian and Permian sedimentary rocks in central Utah
Geologic age Pennsylvanian to Permian
Comments deep Oquirrh Basin
Primary rock type sandstone
Secondary rock type limestone
Other rock types medium-grained mixed clastic
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)quartz-rich prodominant; also arkosic
Minor
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Incidental
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mixed-clastic (Bed)conglomerates near top
Map references
Hintze, L.F., 1980, Geologic map of Utah: Utah Geological and Mineral Survey, scale 1:500,000.
Unit references
Hintze, L.F., 1980, Geologic map of Utah: Utah Geological and Mineral Survey, scale 1:500,000.
Hintze, L.F., 1988, Geologic History of Utah: Brigham Young University Geology Studies Special Publication 7, 202 p.
Davis, L.E., Webster, G.D., and Dyman, T.S., 1994, Correlation of the West Canyon, Lake Point, and Bannock Peak Limestones (Upper Mississippian to Middle Pennsylvanian) basal formations of the Oquirrh Group, northern Utah and southeastern Idaho: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2088, 30 p.
Counties Juab - Salt Lake - Tooele - Utah - Wasatch