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Geologic Unit: Acme

Usage:

Acme Dolomite Member of Blaine Formation of Pease River Group (TX*)
Acme Dolomite Member of Dog Creek Shale of El Reno Group (OK*)


Geologic age:

Early Permian (Leonardian)*


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

Type exposure: [town of Acme] in Hardeman Co., TX (Lloyd and Thompson, 1929).
Town of Acme (historical), a mining center for gypsum from the 1890s to 1940s, located at Lat. 34 deg. 19 min. 00 sec. N., Long. 99 deg. 49 min. 26 sec. W., Quanah West 7.5-min quadrangle, Hardeman Co., TX (USGenWeb Project, usgenweb.org, and USGS GNIS database; accessed November 19, 2013).
Reference section: in NE/4 sec. 11, and SE/4 sec. 1, T. 1 N., R. 26 W., [approx. Lat. 34 deg. 34 min. 22 sec. N., Long. 99 deg. 54 min. 10 sec. W., Hollis SW 7.5-min quadrangle, Harmon Co.], southern OK (Johnson, 1990).


AAPG geologic province:

Anadarko basin*
Bend arch*
Palo Duro basin*
Permian basin*
South Oklahoma folded belt*


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 ([ ]).