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Geologic Unit: Childress

Usage:

Childress Dolomite [unranked] in Whitehorse Group (TX*-local)
Childress Dolomite [unranked] in Whitehorse Sandstone (TX*-local)
Recognized locally in Eastern Shelf area, north-central TX.


Geologic age:

Middle Permian (Guadalupian)*


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

Named from outcrops in and around Childress, Childress Co., [Panhandle of TX] (Lloyd and Thompson, 1929).


AAPG geologic province:

Palo Duro basin*
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 ([ ]).