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Geologic Unit: Forest Hill

Usage:

Forest Hill Formation (MS*,AL*,LA)
Forest Hill Formation of Vicksburg Group (MS)
Forest Hill Sand of Vicksburg Group (MS,AL)


Geologic age:

Tertiary*
Oligocene, early*


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

Type section: on Jackson-Raymond Road, 0.5 mi northeast of Forest Hill School, in NE/4 sec. 22 and NW/4 sec. 23, T. 5 N., R. 1 W., Hinds Co., central MS (Monroe, 1954).


AAPG geologic province:

Mid-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 ([ ]).