U.S. Geological Survey Home AASG Logo USGS HOME CONTACT USGS SEARCH USGS
National Geologic Map Database

Geologic Unit: Allamoore

Usage:

Allamoore Limestone (TX*)
Allamoore Formation (TX*)


Geologic age:

Precambrian*


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

Type area: Van Horn region, Culberson and Hudspeth Cos., TX. Named from village of Allamoore, 11 mi west of Van Horn on the Texas and Pacific RR and U.S. Highway 80. This name is spelled two ways, Allamoore for the post office, Allamore for the railroad station. Post office spelling is one adopted (King, 1940).


AAPG geologic province:

Southwestern Basin-and-Range region*


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 ([ ]).