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Geologic Unit: Quartermaster

Usage:

Quartermaster Formation (KS*,NM*,OK*,TX*)


Subunits:

FORMATION STATUS (alphabetical): Alibates Dolomite Lentil (NM*,TX*), Bessie Member (OK), Doxey Member (OK*), Elk City Member (OK*) or Elk City Sandstone Member (OK), Saddlehorse Gypsum Lentil (TX*).


Geologic age:

Middle to Late Permian (Guadalupian to Lopingian; Capitanian to Ochoan)*


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

Named from exposure along banks of Quartermaster Creek, Roger Mills Co., OK (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).


AAPG geologic province:

Anadarko basin*
Palo Duro basin*
Permian 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 ([ ]).