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Geologic Unit: Nellie Bly

Usage:

Nellie Bly Formation of Skiatook Group (OK*)


Subunits:

Shell Creek Sandstone Member (OK).


Geologic age:

Pennsylvanian, Late*


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

Named from Nellie Bly Creek, southern Washington Co., OK (Gould, 1925).
Type locality: on Nellie Bly Creek, in secs. 31, 32, 29, 28, T. 24 N., R. 13 E., Washington Co., OK (Oakes, 1940).


AAPG geologic province:

Chautauqua platform*


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 ([ ]).