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Geologic Unit: Cedar Mesa

Usage:

Cedar Mesa Sandstone of Cutler Group (AZ*,CO*,NM*,UT*)
Cedar Mesa Formation of Cutler Group (AZ,UT)
Cedar Mesa Formation (NM)
Cedar Mesa Sandstone Member of Cutler Formation (AZ*,CO*,NM*,UT*)


Geologic age:

Permian, Early*
Wolfcampian*


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

Well exposed on Cedar Mesa, UT, on San Juan River, west ot Mexican Hat (Bluff Post Office), San Juan Co., southeastern UT (Baker and Reeside, 1929).


AAPG geologic province:

Paradox basin*
Black Mesa basin*
San Juan 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 ([ ]).