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Geologic Unit: Potterchitto

Usage:

Potterchitto Member of Cook Mountain Formation of Claiborne Group (MS*)


Geologic age:

early Tertiary (middle Eocene)*


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

Series of roadcuts along the Newton-Decatur highway (State Highway 15) on south side of valley wall of creek about 2 mi northeast of town of Newton, in NE/4 sec. 26 and SE/4 SE/4 sec. 23, T. 6 N., R. 11 E., Newton Co., eastern MS. Named from outcrop near Potterchitto Creek (Thomas, 1942).


AAPG geologic province:

Mid-Gulf Coast basin*


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

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"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 ([ ]).