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Geologic Unit: Big Goose

Usage:

Big Goose Member of Madison Limestone (MT*,WY*)


Geologic age:

Early Mississippian (Tournaisian; Kinderhookian to early Osagean)*


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

Type section: Little Tongue River section, [east flank of Bighorn Mountains], in NE/4 sec. 27, T. 56 N., R. 87 W., [Dayton South 7.5-min quadrangle], Sheridan Co., north-central WY. Named from exposures on Big Goose Creek, in NW/4 sec. 2, T. 54 N., R. 86 W., [Beckton 7.5-min quadrangle], Sheridan Co., north-central WY (Sando, 1982; see also Sando, 1976, Wyoming Geol. Assoc., 28th ann. field conf. gdbk., p. 45-52).


AAPG geologic province:

Denver basin*
Powder River basin*
Wind 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 ([ ]).