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Geologic Unit: Beauvais

Usage:

Beauvais Sandstone (IL*,MO*)


Geologic age:

early Middle Devonian (Eifelian)


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

Type exposures along Little Saline Creek, in Beauvais Twp., Ste. Genevieve Co., eastern MO (Weller and St. Clair, 1928).
Type section located along Little Saline Creek, south and west of the Ozora Marble Company quarries, approx. in NW/4 SE/4 SE/4 sec. 21, T. 36 N., R. 9 E., Minnith 7.5-min quadrangle, southeastern Ste. Genevieve Co., eastern MO (Thompson, 1993, p. 102).


AAPG geologic province:

Ozark uplift*


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

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"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 ([ ]).