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Geologic Unit: Albany

Usage:

Albany Group (TX-local)
Also called /Wichita-Albany Group (TX) in some reports.

[The use of a hyphen between undifferentiated [groups] is not considered proper notation (CSN, 1933).]


Subunits:

GROUP STATUS (alphabetical) --all in TX: Admiral Formation, Bead Mountain Formation, Coleman Junction Formation, Elm Creek Formation, Grape Creek Formation, Jagger Bend Formation, Lueders Formation, Talpa Formation, Valera Formation.


Geologic age:

Early Permian


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

Notable exposures in vicinity of Albany, Shackelford Co., north-central TX. Several sections measured, beginning near western line of Callahan Co. and running southeasterly to town of San Saba, San Saba Co., TX. Absent north of Brazos River (Cummins, 1891).


AAPG geologic province:

Bend arch
Palo Duro basin
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 ([ ]).