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Geologic Unit: Pepper

Usage:

Pepper Shale (TX)
Pepper Formation (TX)
Pepper Shale of Tuscaloosa Group (LA)
Pepper Shale Member of Woodbine Formation (TX*)


Geologic age:

early Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian)*


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

Type locality: an exposure on a small branch of Pepper Creek, just south of the Belton-Temple highway, Bell Co., and 1.6 mi east of easternmost of two underpasses of the highway under Santa Fe RR, Trinity and Brazos River regions, eastern TX (Adkins, 1933).


AAPG geologic province:

Ouachita folded belt*


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 ([ ]).