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Alkali Canyon Formation
Stratigraphic range: Tortonian-Zanclean (Hemphillian)
Type Formation
Unit of Dalles Group
Primary Sandstone
Other Tuff
Coordinates 45°42′N 120°12′W / 45.7°N 120.2°W / 45.7; -120.2
Approximate paleocoordinates 45°36′N 117°30′W / 45.6°N 117.5°W / 45.6; -117.5
Region Gilliam & Morrow Counties, Oregon
Country  United States
Extent Eastern Columbia Basin
Type section
Named for Alkali Canyon, 16 km (9.9 mi) SW of Arlington
Named by Farooqui et al.
Year defined 1981

The Alkali Canyon Formation is a geologic formation in Oregon. It preserves fossils dating back to the Tortonian to Zanclean stages (Hemphillian) of the Neogene period.

Fossil content

The following fossils have been recovered from the formation:

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