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Rock Springs Uplift and Adjacent Areas: References

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1 Green River Basin
1-1 Overview

1-2 White Mountain

2 Leucite Hills

3 Killpecker Sand Dunes

4 Rock Springs uplift - 4.1 Overview

4.2 Rock Springs uplift lower units

4.3 Rock Springs uplift middle units:
4.3.1 Rock Springs formation

4.3 Rock Springs uplift middle units (cont.):
4.3.2 Ericson sandstone
4.3.3 Almond formation

4.4 Rock Springs uplift upper units

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