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Geologic Unit: Gerty

Usage:

Gerty Sand (OK*)
Spelled Guertie until 1924, when spelling of town changed to Gerty.


Geologic age:

Quaternary (Pleistocene)*


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

Named from town of Guertie [Gerty], Hughes Co., OK (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).
[Spelling of name of this town was in December 1924 changed by U.S. Geographic Board to Gerty.]


AAPG geologic province:

Arkoma basin*
Chautauqua platform*
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 ([ ]).