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Geologic Unit: Moran

Usage:

Moran Formation of Cisco Group (TX*)


Subunits:

FORMATION STATUS (alphabetical) --all in TX: Camp Colorado Limestone Member, Gouldbusk Limestone Member*, Ibex Limestone Member, Santa Anna Shale Member*, Sedwick Limestone Member*, Wahs Creek Shale [Member], Watts Creek Shale Member*.


Geologic age:

Early Permian (Asselian and Sakmarian; Wolfcampian)*


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

Named from town of Moran, Shackelford Co., central northern TX (Plummer and Moore, 1922).


AAPG geologic province:

Bend arch*


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 ([ ]).