Yates Formation of Artesia Group (NM*,TX*)
Yates Sandstone of Artesia Group (NM*,TX*)
Middle Permian (Guadalupian)*
Named from subsurface sections in Yates field, Pecos Co., western TX (Gester and Hawley, 1929).
Reference section (subsurface): depth-interval 1,144 to 1,405 ft, Humble Oil and Refining Company Federal Bogle No. 1 well, in sec. 30, T. 16 S., R. 30 E., Eddy Co., NM (Tait and others, 1962).
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