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Geologic Unit: Baxter

Usage:

Baxter Shale (WY*)


Subunits:

Airport Sandstone Member (WY) or Airport Tongue (WY*).


Geologic age:

Late Cretaceous*


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

Named from exposures in vicinity of Baxter, [a station on the Union Pacific RR, in T. 19 N., R. 104 W.], Sweetwater Co., southwestern WY (Schultz, 1920).


AAPG geologic province:

Green River basin*


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

"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 ([ ]).