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Geologic Unit: Wolfcamp

Usage:

No current usage.
(†Wolfcamp Formation (NM,TX) replaced with Nealranch [Neal Ranch] Formation and Lenoxhills [Lenox Hills] Formation. See Neal Ranch and Lenox Hills. For usage as a time-stratigraphic term, see Wolfcampian.)


Geologic age:

Early Permian (Wolfcampian)


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

Named from Wolfcamp, the site of an old dwelling place just south of the two buttes [now called Wolf Camp Hills], located 6.5 mi east and 2 mi north of east end of Leonard Mountain, and now marked by an old open well 100 +/- feet deep, [Wolf Camp Hills 7.5-min quadrangle, Brewster Co., Marathon region, western TX]. Name credited to Bose, Baker, and Udden (Udden, 1917a; 1917b).
[Considered the type locality by later workers.]


AAPG geologic province:

Orogrande basin
Permian basin


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