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Geologic Unit: Cintura

Usage:

Cintura Formation of Bisbee Group (AZ*,NM*)


Geologic age:

Early Cretaceous*


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

Named from Cintura Hill, [in T. 22 S., R. 24 E.], near north edge of Bisbee 15-min quadrangle, Bisbee region, Cochise Co., southeastern AZ (Ransome, 1904).
Principal reference section (composite): in SE/4 sec. 12, T. 23 S., R. 24 E., and in NW/4 sec. 7, T. 23 S., R. 25 E., Mule Mountains, Cochise Co., southeastern AZ (Hayes, 1970).


AAPG geologic province:

Pedregosa 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 ([ ]).