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Type locality (geology)

Type locality (Latin locus typicus), also called type area 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 1
    • Rocks and minerals 1.1
    • Formations and structures 1.2
  • See also 2
  • References 3

List of geological type localities

Rocks and minerals

Formations and structures

See also


  1. ^ "Scottish Geology, Glossary: Type locality/area".  
  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.  
  4. ^ Robinson H.H. (1913). U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 76. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 109. 
  5. ^ a b c Rogers, Nick; Stephen Blake; Kevin Burton; Mike Widdowson; Ian Parkinson; Nigel Harris (2008). An introduction to our dynamic planet (Co-published ed. ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.  
  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.  
  8. ^ Maier W.D., Lahtinen R. & O'Brien H. (2015). Minerals Deposits of Finland. Elsevier. p. 302.  
  9. ^ Glikson A.Y. (2014). The Archaean: Geological and Geochemical Windows into the Early Earth. Springer. p. 75.  
  10. ^ Gill R. (2010). Igneous Rocks and Processes: A Practical Guide. John Wiley & Sons. p. 328.  
  11. ^ Oftedahl C. (1989). "Sövite". Encyclopedia of Earth Science: 544–545.  
  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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