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Geologic Unit: Mineral Wells

Usage:

Mineral Wells Formation of Strawn Group (TX*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): --all in TX: Capps Limestone [unranked] or Capps Limestone Member*, Dog Bend Limestone [unranked], East Mountain Shale Member*, Hog Mountain Sandstone [unranked], Keechi Creek Shale Member, Lake Pinto Sandstone [unranked] or Lake Pinto Sandstone Member*, Ricker Sandstone Member*, Salesville Shale Member, [?]Thurber Coal Member, Turkey Creek Sandstone [unranked] or Turkey Creek Sandstone Member*, Village Bend Limestone [unranked].


Geologic age:

Middle to Late Pennsylvanian (late Desmoinesian to early Missourian)*


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

Named from exposures in vicinity of Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co., central northern TX (Plummer and Moore, 1922).


AAPG geologic province:

Bend arch*
Fort Worth syncline*
Strawn 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 ([ ]).