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Geologic Unit: Alibates

Usage:

Alibates Formation (TX*)
Alibates Dolomite Lentil of Quartermaster Formation (NM*)
[?] Alibates Dolomite Bed of Doxey Shale (OK*)


Geologic age:

Early Permian*


Type section, locality, area and/or origin of name:

Named from Alibates Creek, Potter Co., TX Panhandle. Occurs along Canadian River, Texas Panhandle (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).
Type locality considered to be on Alibates Creek near Lat. 35 deg. 35 min. 39 sec. N., Long. 101 deg. 41 min. 08 sec. W., Alibates Ranch 7.5-min quadrangle, Potter Co., TX Panhandle. [From R.K. Pabian, 2007, Agate Lexicon, Univ. Nebraska-Lincoln; available online http://snr.unl.edu/Data/AgateLexicon.asp]


AAPG geologic province:

Anadarko basin*
Palo Duro basin*


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For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"No current usage" (†) implies that a name has been abandoned or has fallen into disuse. Former usage and, if known, replacement name given in parentheses ( ).

Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).

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