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Geologic Unit: Bells Landing

Usage:

Bells Landing Marl Member of Tuscahoma Sand of Wilcox Group (AL*,MS*)
Bells Landing Marl Member of Tuscahoma Formation of Wilcox Group (AL*,MS*)


Geologic age:

early Tertiary (late Paleocene; Thanetian; Sabinian Provincial Age)*


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

Type locality: about 8 mi below Lower Peach Tree on left bank of Alabama River, [in SE/4 sec. 36, T. 10 N., R. 7 E., Hybart 7.5-min quadrangle], Monroe Co., southwestern AL (see Toulmin, 1977, Geol. Survey Alabama Mon. 13, p. 105-106).
Named from exposures at Bells Landing, on Alabama River, in Monroe Co., southwestern AL (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).


AAPG geologic province:

Mid-Gulf Coast 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 ([ ]).