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Geologic Unit: Admiral

Usage:

Admiral Formation of Wichita Group (TX*)
Admiral Formation of Albany Group (TX-notably south of Wichita River)


Subunits:

GROUP STATUS (alphabetical) --all in TX: Fisk Formation, Hordes (Hords) Creek Formation.
FORMATION STATUS (alphabetical) --all in TX*: Hordes Creek Limestone Member, Lost Creek Shale Member, Overall Limestone Member, Wildcat Creek Shale Member.


Geologic age:

Early Permian (Cisuralian; Asselian and Sakmarian; Wolfcampian)*


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

Named from village of Admiral, 10 mi east of town of Baird, Callahan Co., central TX (Plummer and Moore, 1922).


AAPG geologic province:

Bend arch*


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 ([ ]).