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Geologic Unit: Abo

Usage:

Abo Formation (NM*)
Abo Sandstone (NM*)
Abo Redbeds (NM*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --all in NM: Danley Ranch Tongue*, Lee Ranch Tongue*, Oso Ridge Member*, Pendejo Tongue, Powwow Conglomerate Member.


Geologic age:

Early Permian*


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

Named from Abo Canyon at south end of Manzano Range, [south and east of Topeka and Santa Fe RR, approx. Lat. 34 deg. 27 min. 30 sec. N., Long. 106 deg. 30 min. 30 sec. W., along Valencia-Torrance Co. line, central NM] (Lee, 1909).
Type section [composite] (Needham and Bates, 1943): from base of formation in sec. 32, T. 3 N., R. 5 E., Valencia Co., just north of U.S. Highway 60, through sec. 33, into sec. 2, T. 2 N., R. 5 E., to upper limit of formation at top of hill just east of road to Abo Ruins in sec. 25, T. 3 N., R. 5 E., Torrance Co. Base of section lies about 1 mi northwest of village of Scholle; top lies about 2 mi west-northwest of village of Abo.


AAPG geologic province:

Estancia basin*
Orogrande basin*
Palo Duro basin
San Juan basin*


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"No current usage" (†) implies that a name has been abandoned or has fallen into disuse. Former usage and, if known, replacement name given in parentheses ( ).

Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).