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Geologic Unit: Bashi

Usage:

Bashi Formation of Wilcox Group (AL*,FL*,GA*,MS*)
Bashi Marl Member of Hatchetigbee Formation of Wilcox Group (AL*,FL*,GA*)


Geologic age:

early Tertiary (early Eocene)*


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

Named from exposures on Bashi Creek, [Woods Bluff 7.5-min quadrangle], Clarke Co., southwestern AL, especially at Wood's Bluff, Tombigbee River, just below mouth of Bashi Creek (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).


AAPG geologic province:

Black Warrior basin*
Mid-Gulf Coast basin*
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 ([ ]).