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Geologic Unit: Flower-pot

Usage:

Flower-pot Shale of Nippewalla Group (KS*)
Flower-pot Shale of El Reno Group (OK*)
Flower-pot Formation of Pease River Group (TX*)
Flower-pot Member of Salt Fork Formation (NE)
Misspelled Flowerpot in some reports.


Subunits:

FORMATION STATUS (alphabetical) --all in OK: Chaney Gypsum Bed or Chaney Gypsum Member*, [?]Chickasha Tongue, Kiser Gypsum Bed or Kiser Gypsum Member*, Marty Dolomite Bed.


Geologic age:

Early Permian (Cisuralian; Leonardian)*


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

Named from Flower-pot Mound, Barber Co., central southern KS (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).


AAPG geologic province:

Anadarko basin*
Palo Duro basin*
Permian basin*
Sedgwick basin*
South Oklahoma folded belt*


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 ([ ]).