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Geologic Unit: Beaverburk

Usage:

Beaverburk Limestone [unranked] in Waggoner Ranch Formation of Wichita Group (TX-notably north of Wichita River)
Beaverburk Limestone [unranked] in Bead Mountain Formation of Albany Group (TX-notably south of Wichita River)


Geologic age:

Early Permian (Cisuralian; Leonardian)*


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

Named from development in basin of Beaver Creek and exposures at and around Burk, Wichita Co., central northern TX. Caps upland bluffs on north side of Wichita River in southwestern corner of Wichita Co. (Udden and Phillips, 1912).


AAPG geologic province:

Bend arch
Palo Duro basin


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 ([ ]).