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Geologic Unit: Gatuna

Usage:

Gatuna Formation (NM*,TX*)


Geologic age:

late Tertiary(?) to Quaternary (Pliocene? to Pleistocene)*


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

Named from Gatuna Canyon, [along Nimenim Ridge, Tower Hill North 7.5-min quadrangle], northeastern Eddy Co., southeastern NM (Robinson and Lang, 1938).
Reference section: north side of Gatuna Canyon, in SW/4 SW/4 sec. 36, T. 19 S., R. 30 E., [Tower Hill North 7.5-min quadrangle], northeastern Eddy Co., southeastern NM (Bachman, 1976).


AAPG geologic province:

Permian basin*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

"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 ([ ]).