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Geologic Unit: Rice

Usage:

Rice Formation (KS-subsurface)


Geologic age:

Precambrian(?)


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

Type section not designated. Named from Rice Co., KS, where unit occurs in the subsurface in 26 wells (Scott, 1966).
[Reference sections] (subsurface) in KS: (1) in sec. 32, T. 16 S., R. 8 W., Ellsworth Co.; (2) in sec. 14, T. 17 S., R. 9 W., Ellsworth Co.; (3) in sec. 24, T. 18 S., R. 8 W., Rice Co.; and (4) in sec. 22, T. 19 S., R. 9 W., Rice Co. (Scott, 1966).


AAPG geologic province:

Midcontinent region


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

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