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Geologic Unit: Caney

Usage:

Caney Formation (OK)
Caney Shale (AR*,OK*)
Caney Shale of Springer Group (OK*-recognized locally in southern Arbuckle Mountains)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --all in OK*: Ahloso Member, Delaware Creek Member, Sand Branch Member.


Geologic age:

Middle to Late Mississippian (Visean to Serphukhovian; Meramecian to Chesterian)*


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

Type section: in sec. 14, T. 2 S., R. 7 E., Johnston Co., OK (Elias and Branson, 1959).
Named from Johns Valley, formerly called Caney Basin, or Cove, in upper Cane Creek Valley, 6 mi north of Eubanks, Pushmataha Co., OK. There are 6 or 7 Caney Creeks in this part of OK, and this Caney Creek is now known as Johns Creek, but the Mississippian shale to which the name Caney Shale is now applied is not exposed in this region.


AAPG geologic province:

Arkoma basin*
Ouachita folded belt*
South Oklahoma folded belt*


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 ([ ]).