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Devonian and Mississippian rocks of the northern Antelope Range, Eureka County, Nevada

Professional Paper 1182

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Abstract

Lower through Upper Devonian rocks of the northern Antelope Range, Nev., consist of four formational rank units more than 800 m thick, separated from Mississippian units by an unconformity. The lower three Devonian units, the Beacon Peak Dolomite, McColley Canyon Formation, and Denay Limestone are known in other areas; the top unit, the Fenstermaker Wash Formation, is new. The Mississippian units, more than 280 m thick, are divisible into three units which are unlike coeval units elsewhere, and are herein named the Davis Spring Formation, Kinkead Spring Limestone, and Antelope Range Formation. Systematic sampling of the Devonian sequence has yielded relatively abundant conodonts containing several biostratigraphic ally significant taxa. The Mississippian units contain redeposited conodonts of chiefly Late Devonian and Early Mississippian (Kinderhookian) age together with indigenous Osagean foraminifers and algae in the Kinkead Spring Limestone.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Devonian and Mississippian rocks of the northern Antelope Range, Eureka County, Nevada
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1182
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1982
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. G.P.O.,
Description:
19 p.; 8 plates