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Geologic Unit: Owl Creek

Usage:

Owl Creek Formation of Selma Group (MS*,TN*)
Owl Creek Formation (IL*,MO*,KY*)


Geologic age:

Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian)*


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

Exposures on Owl Creek, 3 mi northeast of Ripley, Tippah Co., northern MS (Hilgard, 1860).


AAPG geologic province:

Upper Mississippi embayment*
Black Warrior basin*
Illinois 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 ([ ]).