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Geologic Unit: Bisbee

Usage:

Bisbee Group (AZ*,NM*)
Bisbee Formation (AZ*,NM)


Subunits:

GROUP STATUS (alphabetical): Apache Canyon Formation (AZ*), Broken Jug Limestone (AZ*), Carbonate Hill Limestone (NM*), Cintura Formation (AZ*,NM*), Glance Conglomerate (AZ*,NM*), Hay Flat Limestone (AZ), Hell-to-Finish Formation (NM), Howells Ridge Formation (NM*), Johnny Bull Sandstone (NM*), Lowell Formation (AZ), McGhee Peak Formation (NM*), Mojado Formation (NM), Morita Formation (AZ*,NM*), Mural Formation (AZ*) or Mural Limestone (AZ*,NM*), Playas Peak Formation (NM*), Ringbone Shale (NM*), Shellenberger Canyon Formation (AZ*), Still Ridge Formation (NM*), Turney Ranch Formation (AZ*), U-Bar Formation (AZ,NM), /Willow Canyon Formation (AZ*).
FORMATION STATUS: Glance Conglomerate Member (AZ).


Geologic age:

Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous*


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

Named from town of Bisbee, Cochise Co., AZ (Dumble, 1902).


AAPG geologic province:

Pedregosa basin*
Basin-and-Range province*


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 ([ ]).