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Geologic Unit: Hercules Tower

Usage:

No current usage.
(†Hercules Tower Sandstone [Bed] in Lutie Member of Theodosia Formation (AR,MO) considered abandoned. In MO, is same as "Swan Creek sandstone" of Cotter Dolomite. See Cotter.)


Geologic age:

Early Ordovician


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

Well exposed on MO Highway 125 south of Brush Creek about midway between village of Hercules and Hercules fire lookout tower, Taney Co., MO (Cullison, 1944).


AAPG geologic province:

Ozark uplift


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

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