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Geologic Unit: Kingsdown

Usage:

Kingsdown Formation (KS*,OK)
Kingsdown Marl (OK)


Geologic age:

Quaternary (Pleistocene)*


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

Type section: exposures north of George Taylor ranch house in walls of north-south gulch produced by tributary of Bluff Creek, in secs 8 and 17, T. 30 S., R. 23 W., [Simmons Creek 7.5-min quadrangle, Clark Co., southwestern KS] (Hibbard, 1949).
Type locality: along north side of upper part of Bluff Creek, Clark Co., southwestern KS; beds are well exposed in secs. 8, 17, 10, 11, 12, and 13, T. 30 S., R. 23 W., [Simmons Creek 7.5-min quadrangle, Clark Co., southwestern KS] (Hibbard, 1949).
Named from town of Kingsdown, Ford Co., southwestern KS (Cragin, 1896).


AAPG geologic province:

Anadarko basin*


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

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