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Geologic Unit: Salado

Usage:

Salado Formation (NM*,TX*)
Salado Halite (NM,TX)
Salado Formation of [†]Ochoa Group (NM,TX)
(†Ochoa has been used as a provincial chronostratigraphic term (Ochoan Series) for some time. To prevent confusion, the use of Ochoa as a lithostratigraphic term should be avoided. Not used by the USGS.)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Cowden Anhydrite Member (NM*,TX*), Fletcher Anhydrite Member (NM*,TX*), La Huerta Siltstone Member (NM*,TX*), Vaca Triste Sandstone Member (NM,TX).


Geologic age:

Permian, Late*
Ochoan*


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

Named from Salado Wash, in northern Loving Co., TX. Salado being the Spanish word for "salted" (Lang, 1935).


AAPG geologic province:

Permian 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 ([ ]).