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Geologic Unit: Elbert

Usage:

Elbert Formation (AZ*,CO*,NM*,UT*)


Subunits:

McCracken Sandstone Member (AZ*,CO*,NM*,UT*).


Geologic age:

Late Devonian*


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

Named from exposures on Elbert Creek, a western tributary of Animas River, entering just above Rockwood, [La Plata Co.], southwestern CO (Cross, 1904).


AAPG geologic province:

Black Mesa basin*
Paradox basin*
Plateau sedimentary province*
San Juan basin*
San Juan Mountains province*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

"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 ([ ]).