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Geologic Unit: Fayette

Usage:

No current usage.
(†Fayette Sandstone (TX*) or †Fayette Formation (TX) abandoned. Is same as Jackson Group. See Jackson.)


Geologic age:

early Tertiary (late Eocene)*


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

Named from Fayette Co., southern TX (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).
Section exposed at Lipan Hills, Atascosa Co., southern TX, as described by Dumble in his final [1924] description, is regarded as type section (Plummer, 1933; US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).


AAPG geologic province:

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 ([ ]).