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Geologic Unit: Broken Jug

Usage:

Broken Jug Limestone of Bisbee Group (NM)
Broken Jug Limestone (NM*)


Geologic age:

Early Cretaceous*


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

Named from Broken Jug Pass in Sylvanite part of Little Hatchet Mountains, where formation occupies several sq mi on east side of the crest. Makes up dissected chain of hills and ridges that front northeast corner of range, in Eureka district, southwestern NM. [Broken Jug Pass in secs. 34 and 35, T. 28 S., R. 16 W., Hatchita Peak 7.5-min quadrangle, Hidalgo Co., southwestern NM] (Lasky, 1938).


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 ([ ]).