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Geologic Unit: Colony Creek

Usage:

Colony Creek Shale of Canyon Group (TX)
Colony Creek Shale Member of Caddo Creek Formation of Canyon Group (TX*)


Subunits:

Cundiff Limestone [unranked] (TX).


Geologic age:

Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian)*


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

Type area: branching headwaters of Colony Creek in vicinity of Colony School, 4 mi west of Ranger, northeastern Eastland Co., TX (Cheney, 1948).


AAPG geologic province:

Bend arch*
Fort Worth syncline*


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 ([ ]).