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Geologic Unit: Dog Creek

Usage:

Dog Creek Formation of Nippewalla Group (KS)
Dog Creek Shale of Nippewalla Group (CO*?,KS*)
Dog Creek Shale of El Reno Group (OK*)
Dog Creek Shale of Pease River Group (TX*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Acme Dolomite Member (OK*), Aspermont Dolomite Member (OK*), Guthrie Dolomite Bed (OK) or Guthrie Dolomite Member (OK*), Haskew Gypsum Bed (OK) or Haskew Gypsum Member (OK*), Hollis Dolomite Bed (OK), McQueen Gypsum Bed (OK,TX), Southard Dolomite Bed (OK), Wagon Yard Gypsum Member (TX), Watonga Dolomite Bed (OK).


Geologic age:

Early Permian (Cisuralian; Leonardian)*


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

Named from Dog Creek, Barber Co., central southern KS (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).


AAPG geologic province:

Anadarko basin*
Bend arch*
Las Animas arch*
Palo Duro basin*
Sedgwick basin*
South Oklahoma folded belt*


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 ([ ]).