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Cambrian and Ordovician strata in Millard and Juab counties, western central Utah, are a thick (17,500 ft [5334 m]) succession that was deposited on a tropical miogeoclinal platform that experienced rapid thermal subsidence after a Neoproterozoic sea-floor spreading ridge formed along the western margin of Laurentia. In this area, which includes the Cricket Mountains, Drum Mountains, Fish Springs Range, House Range, Confusion Range, and Wah Wah Mountains, the Cambrian to Middle Ordovician Sauk megasequence is approximately 15,875 ft (∼4839 m) thick, and the Upper Ordovician part of the Tippecanoe megasequence is approximately 1525 ft thick (∼465m). Basal deposits of...

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