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Geologic Unit: Nippewalla

Usage:

Nippewalla Group (KS*,NE*, and CO*-subsurface)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Blaine Formation (KS*) or Blaine Gypsum (KS*), Cedar Hills Sandstone (KS*), Dog Creek Formation (KS) or Dog Creek Shale (CO*,KS*), Flower-pot Shale (KS*), Harper Sandstone (KS*) or Harper Siltstone (KS*), Salt Plains Formation (KS*) or Salt Plains Siltstone (KS).


Geologic age:

Early Permian (Cisuralian; Leonardian)*


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

Named from town of Nippewalla, in T. 33 N., R. 11 and 12 W., Barber Co., southern KS (Norton, 1939).


AAPG geologic province:

Anadarko 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 ([ ]).