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Geologic Unit: Raton

Usage:

/Raton Basalt (CO*,NM*)

[Preoccupied. Name previously applied to Raton Formation of Hayden (1869) in CO and NM.]


Geologic age:

Tertiary*
Pliocene*


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

Not designated. Named after Raton Mesa, Colfax Co., NM (Collins, 1949; Stobbe, 1949).


AAPG geologic province:

Las Vegas-Raton basin*
Sierra Grande uplift


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 ([ ]).