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Geologic Unit: Garita Creek

Usage:

Garita Creek Formation of Chinle Group (NM)


Geologic age:

Triassic, Late
Carnian


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

Type section: along and south of La Garita Creek about 0.25 km southwest of State Highway 105, in sec. 10, T. 12 N., R. 24 E., San Miguel Co., NM (Lucas and Hunt, 1989).


AAPG geologic province:

Palo Duro basin
Las Vegas-Raton basin


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

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"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 ( ).

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