Chinle Formation

Chinle Formation.
State Utah
Name Chinle Formation
Geologic age Late Triassic
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mixed-clastic > Sandstone-mudstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Bed)Shinarump Conglomerate Member
Igneous > Volcanic > Mafic-volcanic > Basalt (Flow)pillow lavas in upper 150 feet of Chinle in the Blue Mountains
Comments on thrust plate, about 400 ft thick. Most places no Triassic: eroded or not deposited. Continental; includes pillow basalt in Blue Mountains.

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.

NGMDB product
Counties Beaver - Box Elder - Juab - Tooele