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Geologic Unit: Cable Canyon

Usage:

Cable Canyon Sandstone of Montoya Group (NM*,TX*)
Cable Canyon Sandstone Member of Montoya Dolomite (NM*,TX*)
Cable Canyon Sandstone Member of Montoya Formation (NM*)


Geologic age:

Late Ordovician (Cincinnatian)*


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

Type section (Cable Canyon section): on north side of canyon [Flordillo Canyon] opposite Sierrite Mine, in T. 16 S., R. 4 W., [approx. Lat. 32 deg. 55 min. 45 sec. N., Long. 107 deg. 14 min. 00 sec. W., Apache Gap 7.5-min quadrangle], Caballo Mountains, Sierra Co., southwestern NM. Named from station along [Atchison, Topeka, and] Santa Fe RR to east of mountains in Jornada del Muerto (Kelley and Silver, 1952). [See also Hayes and Cone, 1975, USGS Prof. Paper 873, Table 1, Loc. 15; Seager and Mack, 2003, New Mexico Bur. Geol. Min Res. Mem., no. 49, p. 16.]


AAPG geologic province:

Orogrande basin*
Pedregosa basin*
Permian 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 ([ ]).