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Geologic Unit: Codell

Usage:

Codell Sandstone Member of Carlile Shale (CO*,KS*,NE*,NM*,SD*)
Codell Sandstone Member of Benton Shale (CO*)
Codell Sandstone (SD)


Geologic age:

Late Cretaceous (Turonian)*


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

Named from excellent exposures in bluffs along Saline Valley in Ellis Co., western KS, 5 mi south and a little west of town of Codell (in Rooks Co.) (Bass, 1926).


AAPG geologic province:

Central Kansas uplift*
Denver basin*
Las Vegas-Raton basin*
Palo Duro basin*
Sioux uplift*


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 ([ ]).