Type locality (geology)

For other uses, see Type locality (biology).

Type locality, also called type area, type site or type section, is the locality where a particular rock type, stratigraphic unit or mineral species is first identified.[1]

The term is similar to the term type site in archaeology or the term type specimen in biology.

List of geological type localities

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Rocks and minerals

Formations and structures

See also


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  2. "Benmoreite". Oxford Index. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  3. Harms U., Koeberl C. & Zoback M.D. (2007). Continental Scientific Drilling: A Decade of Progress, and Challenges for the Future. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 311. ISBN 9783540687788.
  4. Robinson H.H. (1913). U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 76. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 109.
  5. 1 2 3 Rogers, Nick; Stephen Blake; Kevin Burton; Mike Widdowson; Ian Parkinson; Nigel Harris (2008). An introduction to our dynamic planet (Co-published ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0521494243.
  6. Report of the State Geologist, Volume 11. 1918. p. 191.
  7. Middlemost E.A.K. (1985). Magmas and magmatic rocks: an introduction to igneous petrology. Longman. p. 89. ISBN 9780582300804.
  8. Maier W.D., Lahtinen R. & O'Brien H. (2015). Minerals Deposits of Finland. Elsevier. p. 302. ISBN 9780124104761.
  9. Glikson A.Y. (2014). The Archaean: Geological and Geochemical Windows into the Early Earth. Springer. p. 75. ISBN 9783319079080.
  10. Gill R. (2010). Igneous Rocks and Processes: A Practical Guide. John Wiley & Sons. p. 328. ISBN 9781444330656.
  11. Oftedahl C. (1989). "Sövite". Encyclopedia of Earth Science: 544–545. doi:10.1007/0-387-30845-8_231.
  12. Dunning G.R. & Grenne T. (2000). "U-Pb age dating and paleotectonic significance of trondhjemite from the type locality in the Central Norwegian Caledonides" (PDF). Norges geologiske undersøkelse Bulletin. 437: 57–65.
  13. Temple Butte Limestone, USGS

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