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Geologic Unit: Puente

Usage:

Puente Formation (CA*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --all in CA*: Soquel Member.


Geologic age:

late Tertiary (late Miocene)*


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

Named from occurrence in Puente Hills, [in southern part of Los Angeles Co.], and Los Angeles district, south-central CA (Eldridge and Arnold, 1907).


AAPG geologic province:

Los Angeles basin*
Mojave basin*
Salton basin*


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 ([ ]).