Abstract

The Canyon Range Formation (informal new name), formerly mapped as the Indianola Group within the Canyon Range, is divisible into two distinct, mappable units, A and B. Unit A is nearly all conglomerate strata, and conglomerate texture and sedimentary structures suggest an alluvial fan depositional environment. Precambrian and basal Cambrian quartzite clasts represent the erosional debris from the allochthonous Canyon Range thrust. Unit B is composed of interbedded fluvial sandstone and conglomerates with lacustrine limestones, commonly micritic and/or oncolitic. Conglomerate clasts indicate a Paleozoic carbonate provenance. Unit A, previously mapped as the Indianola, underlies Unit B and correlates with the Price River-lower North Horn Formations of the Pavant Range and Long Ridge. Marginal paleontologic and stratigraphic indicators suggest Unit B to be equivalent to the Paleocene-Eocene North Horn and Flagstaff Formations rather than the Cretaceous Indianola Group. Stratigraphic and structural relationships indicate the last major phase of "Sevier" thrusting ended by Price River (?) time.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Physical and Mathematical Sciences; Geological Sciences

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Date Submitted

1978

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm936

Keywords

lower tertiary stratigraphy, upper cretaceous stratigraphy, stratigraphy, Canyon Range Formation, Indianola Group, Juab County

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