Some features of the Livingston Formation near Nye, Montana

Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union



The Livingston Formation is a series of pyroclastic rocks several thousand feet thick cropping out on the north side of the Beartooth Mountains. These pyroclastic rocks grade laterally into the Claggett, Judith River, Bearpaw, and Lennep formations of the Montana Group, according to Stone and Calvert [see 1 of references at end of paper], showing that they were being deposited during much of Montana time; they are therefore of Upper Cretaceous age and antedate the Laramide orogeny.

The purpose of this paper is to describe briefly several significant features of the Formation where it is exposed in the Nye No. 2 Quadrangle (Fig. 1) along the southeast edge of its outcrop. It is concluded that much of the Formation was formed by mudflows, and that certain chloritized beds were deposited by hot mudflows.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Some features of the Livingston Formation near Nye, Montana
Series title Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union
DOI 10.1029/TR020i003p00433-2
Volume 20
Issue 3
Year Published 1939
Language English
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Description 5 p.
First page 433
Last page 437
Country United States
State Montana
Other Geospatial Nye
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