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Geologic Unit: Goose Egg

Usage:

Goose Egg Formation (CO*,MT*,SD*,WY*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Difficulty Shale Member (WY*), Ervay Limestone Member (WY*) or Ervay Member (WY*), Forelle Limestone Member (CO*,WY*), Freezeout Shale Member (WY*), Glendo Shale Member (CO,SD,WY*), Little Medicine Member (MT*,WY*), Minnekahta Limestone Member (CO*,MT*,WY*), Opeche Shale Member (MT*,WY*), Satanka Member (WY) or Satanka Shale Member (WY), Sybille Member (WY).


Geologic age:

Early to Middle Permian (late Cisuralian to middle Guadalupian; Kungurian to Wordian) and Early Triassic (Scythian)*


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

Typical exposure near Goose Egg Post Office, in NW/4 sec. 12, T. 32 N., R. 81 W., Natrona Co., central WY (Burk and Thomas, 1956).


AAPG geologic province:

Denver basin*
Green River basin*
Powder River basin*
Wind River 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 ([ ]).