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Geologic Unit: Goddard

Usage:

Goddard Formation of Noble Ranch Group (OK)
Goddard Formation of Springer Group (OK)
Goddard Shale of Springer Group (OK*-recognized locally in southern Arbuckle Mountains)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --all in OK: Redoak Hollow Sandstone Member or Redoak Hollow Member*, Rod Club Sandstone Member*, Tiff Member.


Geologic age:

Middle to Late Mississippian (Visean to Serpukhovian; Chesterian)*


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

Type locality: along Oil Creek, in secs. 19 and 20, T. 3 S., R. 4 E., on Goddard Ranch about 7 mi east of Gene Autry (Berwin on older maps), Johnston Co., OK. Section starts on west side of Oil Creek in SE/4 sec. 18 where contact between Caney and Goddard shales is well exposed, and extends in southwesterly direction to base of Rod Club sandstone. Name credited to J.M. Weistheimer (Cheney and others, 1945).
Type locality (also called type section) stated to be on Goddard Ranch, in secs. 17, 18, 19, and 20, T. 3 S., R. 4 E., Johnston Co., OK (Elias, 1956).


AAPG geologic province:

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 ([ ]).