Wasatch Formation

Wasatch Formation.
State Utah
Name Wasatch Formation
Geologic age Late Paleocene to Early Eocene
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Bed)red color
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)algal limestone in Cowley Canyon Member; at or near base of Wasatch Fm
Comments non-marine; varies in thickness from 0 (eroded ) to 4500 ft in northeastern Utah (Hintze, 1988)

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.

Oaks, R.Q., Jr., Smith, K.A., Janecke, S.U., Perkins, M.E., and Nash, W.P., 1999, Stratigraphy and tectonics of Tertiary strata of southern Cache Valley, north-central Utah: Utah Geological Association Publication 27, p. 71-110.

Oaks, R.Q., Jr., and Runnells, T.R., 1992, The Wasatch Formation in the Central Bear River Range, Northern Utah: Utah Geological Survey Contract Report 92-8, 60 p.

Goessel, K.M., Oaks, R.Q., Jr., Perkins, M.E., and Janecke, S.U., 1999, Tertiary stratigraphy and structural geology, Wellsville Mountains to Junction Hills, north-central Utah: Utah Geological Association Publication 27, p. 45-69.

Dover, J.H., 1995, Geologic map of the Logan 30' x 60' quadrangle, Cache and Rich Counties, Utah, and Lincoln and Uinta Counties, Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series I-2210, scale 1:100,000.


Constenius, K.N., 1996, Late Paleogene extensional collapse of the Cordilleran foreland fold and thrust belt: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 108, no. 1, p. 20-39.

NGMDB product
Counties Davis - Morgan - Rich - Salt Lake - Summit - Utah - Wasatch - Weber