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Geologic Unit: Fencepost

Usage:

Fencepost limestone bed (informal) of Pfeifer Member of Greenhorn Limestone (KS)
Also spelled Fence-post.

Informal. The rank or lithologic term should not be capitalized.


Geologic age:

Late Cretaceous


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

Extensively quarried for fence posts near Downs, Osborn Co., north-central KS (Cragin, 1896).


AAPG geologic province:

Salina basin


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

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