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Geologic Unit: Moccasin Springs

Usage:

Moccasin Springs Member of Bainbridge Formation (MO*)
Moccasin Springs Formation (IL*,KY)
Moccasin Springs Formation of Bainbridge Group (IN)


Geologic age:

Silurian*


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

In small box canyon in Mississippi River bluff, about 3 mi south of Moccasin Springs, in SE/4 SE/4 NW/4 sec. 24, T. 32 N., R. 14 E., [Jonesburg quadrangle], Cape Girardeau Co., MO (Lowenstam, 1949).


AAPG geologic province:

Illinois basin*
Ozark uplift*
Upper Mississippi embayment*


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 ([ ]).