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Geologic Unit: Rita Blanca

Usage:

Rita Blanca deposits (informal) (TX)
Rita Blanca beds (informal) (TX)

Informal. The rank or lithologic term should not be capitalized.


Geologic age:

Quaternary
Pleistocene


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

Not designated. First used to describe lacustrine deposits "exposed along Rita Blance Creek and its tributaries about 8 mi west of Channing in Hartley County" (Evans, Meade, 1945, p. 493).


AAPG geologic province:

Palo Duro basin


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

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"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 ([ ]).