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Geologic Unit: Coal Canyon

Usage:

Coal Canyon Formation (CA*)


Geologic age:

Tertiary
Paleocene, early*
Eocene*
Paleocene* (local)


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

Carbon (formerly Coal) Canyon, in S/2 secs. 22 and 27, T. 1 S., R. 17 W., Santa Monica Mountains, southeast Malibu Beach quadrangle, Los Angeles Co., CA (Yerkes and Campbell, 1979).


AAPG geologic province:

Los Angeles 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 ([ ]).