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Geologic Unit: Moodys Branch

Usage:

Moodys Branch Formation of Jackson Group (AL*,LA*,MS*)
Also called Moodys Marl in some early reports.


Geologic age:

early Tertiary (late Eocene)*


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

Type locality: at intersection of Peachtree Street and Poplar Blvd. in city of Jackson, Hinds Co., MS (Andersen, 1960).
Reference section: in Riverside Park, in city of Jackson, MS (Andersen, 1960).
Named from exposures along Moodys Branch of Pearl River, in city of Jackson, MS (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).


AAPG geologic province:

Mid-Gulf Coast 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 ([ ]).