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Geologic Unit: Red House

Usage:

Red House Formation (NM*)


Geologic age:

Middle Pennsylvanian (Atokan)*; locally Early and Middle Pennsylvanian (Morrowan and Atokan)*


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

Type section (South Ridge section): in Caballo Mountains, east of Caballo Reservoir, [in northeastern corner of sec. 10 and northwestern corner sec. 11], T. 15 S., R. 4 W.; base of section at UTM Zone 13s 291508 m E, 3656226 m N. [Lat. 33 deg. 01 min. 28 sec. N., Long. 107 deg. 13 min. 56 sec. W., 5,600 ft elev.], top at 291809 m E., 3656148 m N. [Lat. 33 deg. 01 min. 26 sec. N., Long. 107 deg. 13 min. 44 sec. W., 6,200 ft elev.], Palomas Gap 7.5-min quadrangle, Sierra Co., southwestern NM (Kelley and Silver, 1952; see also Lucas and others, 2012, New Mexico Geol. Soc. Gdbk., no. 63, p. 327-344).
Named from Red House Mountain where there are good exposures (Kelley and Silver, 1952).


AAPG geologic province:

Orogrande basin*


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

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

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