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Geologic Unit: Gobbler

Usage:

Gobbler Formation (NM-notable exposures in Sacramento Mountains)


Subunits:

Bug Scuffle Limestone Member (NM).


Geologic age:

Pennsylvanian (Morrowan to Missourian)


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

Type section: measured in Mule Canyon and Long Ridge area, in NW/4 NW/4 sec. 14 and NE/4 NW/4 and NW/4 NE/4 sec. 15, T. 17 S., R. 10 E., northern Sacramento Mountains, U.S. Forest Service Lincoln National Forest base map (scale 1:31,680), 1941 ed., Otero Co., NM.
Named from Gobbler, a conspicuous dome (and trangulation station), in sec. 19, T. 18 S., R. 11 E., southern Sacramento Mountains, U.S. Forest Service Lincoln National Forest base map (scale 1:31,680), 1941 ed., Otero Co., NM (Pray, 1961).


AAPG geologic province:

Orogrande basin


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

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