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Geologic Unit: Escambia

Usage:

Escambia Sand Member of Pensacola Clay (AL*,FL*)


Geologic age:

Tertiary*
Miocene*


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

Three oil test wells (subsurface): Baldwin-Garrett No. 1, in NE/4 NW/4 sec. 9, T. 9 S., R. 5 E.; Temple-Ehle No. 1, in center NE/4 SE/4 sec. 15, T. 18 S., R. 4 E.; and Temple-Sherrill et al No. 1, in SE/4 NE/4 sec. 15, T. 7 S., R. 4 E., Baldwin Co., southwest AL. Named from Escambia River in FL (Marsh, 1966).


AAPG geologic province:

Mid-Gulf Coast 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 ([ ]).