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Geologic Unit: Taloga
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Taloga formation
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    • Original reference
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Anadarko basin
Publication:

Cragin, F.W., 1897, Observations on the Cimarron series: American Geologist, v. 19, p. 351-363.


Summary:

Pg. 362-363. Taloga formation. Name proposed to include all of Kiger division above Day Creek dolomite, the persistence of Hackberry shales and Big Basin sandstone in central Oklahoma being doubtful, and younger rocks of Kiger division being present farther west. Age is Permian (Cimarron).
Named from Taloga, Dewey Co., western OK.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 2112); GNC KS-NE Permian Corr. Chart, Oct. 1936.


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    • Taloga formation
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    • Overview
Publication:

Wilmarth, M.G., 1925, [Selected Geologic Names Committee remarks (ca. 1925) on Carboniferous and Permian rocks of the Midcontinent], IN Wilmarth, M.G., 1938, Lexicon of geologic names of the United States (including Alaska): U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 896, pts. 1-2, 2396 p.


Summary:

Taloga formation of Cimarron group. C.S. Prosser, 1902 (Jour. Geol., v. 10, p. 703-737), used this name as defined by Cragin, as did E. Haworth and J. Bennett, 1908 (Univ. Geol. Survey Kansas, v. 9). R.C. Moore and W.P. Haynes, however, discarded the name (Kansas Geol. Survey Bull., no. 3, 1917), and used Greer formation to include Big Basin sandstone and Hackberry shale of Cragin, as did R.C. Moore, 1920 (Kansas Geol. Survey Bull., no. 6, pt. 2). There is no other record of Taloga formation, and †Greer formation was discarded in 1924 by its author.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 2112).


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Taloga formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Anadarko basin
    • Las Animas arch
    • Las Vegas-Raton basin
Publication:

Maher, J.C., 1946, Correlation of Paleozoic rocks across Las Animas arch in Baca, Las Animas, and Otero Counties, Colorado: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 30, no. 10, p. 1756-1763. [Available online, with subscription, from AAPG archives: http://www.aapg.org/datasystems or http://search.datapages.com]


Summary:

Extended into the subsurface of Otero County, Colorado, on the Las Animas arch, Las Animas County, Colorado, in the Las Vegas-Raton basin, and Baca County, Colorado, in the Anadarko basin. Is 60 to 120 feet thick. Probably correlates with part of Lykins formation. Overlies Day Creek dolomite. Age is Permian. Report includes correlation chart.

Source: Modified from GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Denver GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Taloga formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Anadarko basin
Publication:

McLaughlin, T.G., 1954, Geology and ground-water resources of Baca County, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper, 1256, 232 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:108,600)


Summary:

Upper part of Taloga crops out along Two Butte Creek near Prowers Co line. Believed to underlie all of Baca Co, CO in the Anadarko basin. Is poorly exposed, principally a red to yellowish-brown or buff shale, siltstone, and sandy shale containing thin beds of hard sandstone. Thins northeast toward KS and southeast toward OK. Underlies Dockum group. Of Permian age. Geologic map. Cross section.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Denver GNULEX).


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