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Geologic Unit: Jose

Usage:

/Jose Member of Hitt Canyon Formation of El Paso Group (NM,TX)

[Preoccupied. Name previously applied to Jose Shale Member of Yegua Formation by Patterson (1942) in TX.]


Geologic age:

Early Ordovician (Tremadocian; Stairsian)


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

Type section: northern end of Cooks Range, Florida Mountains, Luna Co., NM. Named from Jose mining district in Cooks Range, Luna Co., NM (Flower, 1964).


AAPG geologic province:

Basin-and-Range province
Orogrande basin
Permian basin


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

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