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Geologic Unit: Buffalo Hill

Usage:

No current usage.
(†Buffalo Hill Sandstone [unranked] in Vale Formation of Clear Fork Group (TX-recognized locally in Taylor and Runnels Cos.) considered obsolete.)


Geologic age:

Permian


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

Named from Buffalo Hills, Taylor Co., TX. Notable exposures in section measured along Texas and Pacific RR from Abilene, Taylor Co., to Sweetwater, Nolan Co., central TX (Wrather, 1917; Sellards, 1933).


AAPG geologic province:

Bend arch
Permian basin


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"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 ([ ]).