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Geologic Unit: Elgin

Usage:

Elgin Sandstone Member of Vamoosa Formation (OK*)
Elgin sandstone (informal) (KS)

For informal usage, the rank or lithologic term should not be capitalized.


Geologic age:

Pennsylvanian, Late*


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

Great development around Elgin, southern KS (Haworth, 1898). [Elgin is in Chautauqua Co., just north of KS-OK line.]


AAPG geologic province:

Cherokee basin*
Chautauqua platform*


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 ([ ]).