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Geologic Unit: Little Bear

Usage:

Little Bear Formation (AL,IL*,KY,MS*,MO*,TN)
Little Bear Residuum (AL,KY,MS,TN)


Geologic age:

Early Cretaceous(?)*


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

Drainage area of Little Bear Creek heading 1 mi northeast of Iuka, Tishomingo Co., northeastern MS (Mellen, 1937).


AAPG geologic province:

Black Warrior basin*
Upper Mississippi embayment*
Cincinnati arch
Illinois basin*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"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 ([ ]).