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Geologic Unit: Avon Park

Usage:

Avon Park Formation (FL*,GA*)


Geologic age:

early Tertiary (middle Eocene)*


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

Type section (subsurface): at Avon Park Bombing Range, in sec. 31, T. 32 S., R. 30 E., Polk Co., east-central FL. Samples from well are indexed at No. W-668 in files of Florida Geological Survey (Applin and Applin, 1944).
Reference section (subsurface): depth-interval 221 to 1,190 ft, Coastal Petroleum Company Ragland No. 1 well, in sec. 16, T. 15 S., R. 13 E., Levy Co., west-central FL. Well cuttings curated at the Florida Geol. Survey, Tallahassee, FL; stored as well no. 66 (Miller, 1986).
Surface outcrops in Citrus and Levy Cos., west-central FL (Vernon, 1951).


AAPG geologic province:

Florida platform*
South Georgia sedimentary province*


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 ([ ]).