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Geologic Unit: Denton

Usage:

Denton Clay of Washita Group (OK*,TX*)
Denton Shale of Washita Group (OK)
Denton Formation of Washita Group (LA-subsurface)
Denton Shale Member of Georgetown Limestone (TX)
Denton Shale Member of Bokchito Formation (OK)
Denton Clay Member of Bokchito Formation (OK)


Geologic age:

Early Cretaceous (Albian; Comanchean Provincial Epoch)*


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

Named from Denton Creek, Denton Co., northeastern TX (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).


AAPG geologic province:

Anadarko basin
Fort Worth syncline*
Ouachita folded belt
South Oklahoma folded belt*
Strawn 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 ([ ]).