Gatuna Formation (NM*,TX*)
late Tertiary(?) to Quaternary (Pliocene? to Pleistocene)*
Named from Gatuna Canyon, [along Nimenim Ridge, Tower Hill North 7.5-min quadrangle], northeastern Eddy Co., southeastern NM (Robinson and Lang, 1938).
Reference section: north side of Gatuna Canyon, in SW/4 SW/4 sec. 36, T. 19 S., R. 30 E., [Tower Hill North 7.5-min quadrangle], northeastern Eddy Co., southeastern NM (Bachman, 1976).
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