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Geologic Unit: Ackerman

Usage:

Ackerman Formation of Wilcox Group (MS,MO,TN)
(†Ackerman Formation abandoned by the USGS and AL Geol. Survey.)


Geologic age:

Paleocene


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

Typically exhibited in great cut 1 mi east of town of Ackerman, Choctaw Co., northeastern MS (Lowe, 1913).
[Some geologists consider this to be type locality.]


AAPG geologic province:

Black Warrior basin
Upper Mississippi embayment


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 ([ ]).