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Geologic Unit: Red Tanks

Usage:

Red Tanks Member of Bursum Formation of Madera Group (NM)
Red Tanks Member of Madera Limestone (NM*)
Red Tanks Member of Madera Limestone of Magdalena Group (NM*)
Notable exposures in Lucero Mesa area. [†Magdalena Group not used by the NM Geol. Survey.]


Geologic age:

Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian)*


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

Not designated (Kelley and Wood, 1946).


AAPG geologic province:

Orogrande basin*
San Juan 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 ([ ]).