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Geologic Unit: Kern River

Usage:

Kern River Formation (CA*)


Geologic age:

Pleistocene*
Pliocene*
Miocene*


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

Kern River, 2 to 6 mi east of Oil City, Kern Co., Kern River region, south-central CA (Anderson, 1905).


AAPG geologic province:

San Joaquin 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 ([ ]).