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  • Usage in publication:
    • Alden limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
Publication:

Decker, C.E., 1933, The Early Paleozoic stratigraphy of Arbuckle and Wichita Mountains [abs.]: Tulsa Geological Society Digest, p. 55-57.


Summary:

Pg. 55, 56. Alden limestone. Included in Arbuckle group. Shown in list of formations for Arbuckle and Wichita Mountains section as underlying West Spring Creek formation and overlying Cool Creek limestone. Age is Ordovician.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 45).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Alden limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Not used

  • Usage in publication:
    • Alden limestone†
  • Modifications:
    • Abandoned
Publication:

Branson, C.C., 1957, Rejected Oklahoma stratigraphic names: Oklahoma Geology Notes, v. 17, no. 11, p. 106-108.


Summary:

Pg. 106. †Alden limestone. Abandoned by Oklahoma Geol. Survey. Name was used by Decker in 1933 for the Arbuckle unit later named Kindblade limestone. The name had been used by Van Tuyl in 1925 for a Mississippian limestone in Iowa.

Source: Publication; US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 45).


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