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Geologic Unit: Aguja

Usage:

Aguja Formation (TX*)
Aguja Formation of Chilicotal Group (TX)
Aguja Formation of Tornillo Group (TX)


Geologic age:

Late Cretaceous (Campanian to Maastrichtian)*


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

Type locality: Sierra Aguja (Needle Peak), in the flat in front of the Santa Helena fault scarp, 6 mi south of Terlingua, Brewster Co., western TX (Adkins, [1933]).


AAPG geologic province:

Permian 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 ([ ]).