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Geologic Unit: Faraway Ranch

Usage:

Faraway Ranch Formation (AZ*-recognized locally in Cochise Co.)


Geologic age:

Oligocene*


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

Named from outcrops near Faraway Ranch on lower Bonita Canyon, a short distance west of Chiricahua National Monument, Cochise Co., southeastern AZ (Enlows, 1955).
[Faraway Ranch is in SE/4 SE/4 SE/4 sec. 27, T. 16 S., R. 29 E., Lat. 32 deg. 00 min. 29 sec. N., Long. 109 deg. 22 min. 20 sec. W., Cochise Head 7.5-min quadrangle, Coronado National Forest, Cochise Co., southeastern AZ.]
Principal reference locality (Faraway Ranch restricted): high on east flank of Maverick Peak, about 3 km south of Cochise Head, in Cochise Head 7.5-min quadrangle, Cochise Co., southeastern AZ (Drewes, 1982).


AAPG geologic province:

Pedregosa basin*


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

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