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Geologic Unit: Poul Creek

Usage:

Poul Creek Formation (AK*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --all in AK: Basin Creek Member, Burls Creek Shale Member, Split Creek Sandstone Member.


Geologic age:

Tertiary (late Eocene to early Miocene)*


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

Type locality: On Poul Creek, Yakataga district, Controller Bay region, southeastern AK (Miller, 1957).
Named from exposures along Poul Creek, Yakataga district, Controller Bay region, southeastern AK (Taliaferro, 1932).


AAPG geologic province:

Alaska Southern region*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

"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 ([ ]).