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Geologic Unit: Eaton

Usage:

Eaton Greensand Lentil in Claiborne Group (TX-recognized locally in Robertson Co.)


Geologic age:

early Tertiary (middle Eocene)


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

Notable exposures south of Eaton, in vicinity of Shiloh School, in southern Robertson Co., in the A.W. Rowlett, Geo. W. Cox, northwestern corner of the Lavina Rollison, and southern part of the Jose Maria Viesca surveys, Robertson Co., east-central TX (Renick and Stenzel, 1931).


AAPG geologic province:

East Texas basin


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

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