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Geologic Unit: Fairbank

Usage:

Fairbank Member of Hartville Formation (WY)
Fairbank Formation (NE)
Fairbank Formation of Minnelusa Group (SD)


Geologic age:

Middle Pennsylvanian (Desmoinesian)


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

Type locality: North Platte River bluffs immediately north and northwest of site of abandoned village known as Fairbank, in sec. 27, T. 27 N., R. 66 W., Platte Co., eastern WY (Condra and others, 1940).


AAPG geologic province:

Chadron arch
Denver basin


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

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