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New geologic formation names in Jackson Hole, Teton County, northwestern Wyoming

John David Love
New geologic formation names in Jackson Hole, Teton County, northwestern Wyoming
Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (August 1956) 40 (8): 1899-1914

Abstract

Four new formation names are used herein for hitherto undescribed or inadequately described rocks in the Jackson Hole region, Teton County, Wyoming: The name Harebell formation is used for a 5,000-foot succession of quartzite pebble conglomerate, olive-drab to gray sandstone, drab-colored siltstone, claystone, and shale of Late Cretaceous age unconformably overlying older Cretaceous rocks and unconformably overlain by Paleocene and younger Tertiary rocks. The name Colter formation is used for a 7,000-foot sequence of white, gray, green, and brown, water-laid basic pyroclastic conglomerate, tuff, sandstone, and claystone of middle Miocene age, unconformably overlying all older rocks and unconformably overlain by rocks of middle Pliocene age. The name Teewinot formation is used for 5,000 feet or more of white limestone, pumicite, tuff, claystone, diatomite, and conglomerate of middle Pliocene age, unconformably overlying all older rocks and unconformably overlain by strata of late Pliocene or Pleistocene age. The name Bivouac formation is used for 1,000 feet of poorly lithified conglomerate interbedded with less amounts of sandstone, siltstone, claystone, pumicite, and welded rhyolite tuff of late Pliocene or Pleistocene age, unconformably overlying rocks of middle Pliocene age, and unconformably overlain by glacial and integlacial deposits of Pleistocene age.


ISSN: 0883-9247
Serial Title: Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Serial Volume: 40
Serial Issue: 8
Title: New geologic formation names in Jackson Hole, Teton County, northwestern Wyoming
Author(s): Love, John David
Pages: 1899-1914
Published: 195608
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1959-019016
Categories: Areal geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. geol. map
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1959
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