Geologic overview

Titus, Alan, Roberts, Eric M., and Albright, L. Barry (2013) Geologic overview. In: Titus, Alan L., and Loewen, Mark A., (eds.) At the Top of the Grand Staircase: the late Cretaceous of Southern Utah. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN, USA, pp. 13-41.

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[Extract] Cretaceous strata in Southern Utah were deposited in the proximal portion of the Sevier Foreland Basin. Total thickness of Cretaceous sediments probably exceeded 3000 m in the region before mid-Laramide uplift and erosion. Exposures are primarily found at the Kaiparowits Plateau and around the margins of the Markagunt and Paunsaugunt plateaus and the Pine Valley Mountain region. The Cretaceous section is divided up into the Cedar Mountain, Dakota, Tropic, Straight Cliffs, Wahweap, and Kaiparowits formations east of Parowan Canyon and is contained almost entirely within the Iron Springs Formation west. The sections are highly fossiliferous and yield one of the best records of Late Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystem evolution known in North America.

Item ID: 31063
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-253-00883-1
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2014 00:18
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0403 Geology > 040308 Palaeontology (incl Palynology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences @ 100%
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