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Geologic Unit: Salitral

Usage:

Salitral Shale Tongue of Chinle Formation (NM*)


Geologic age:

Triassic, Late*


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

Named by Northrop and Wood (1946) from exposures 3 mi west of Coyote and 75 mi north of Albuquerque, [on Salitral Creek], Rio Arriba Co., NM (Stewart and others, 1972).


AAPG geologic province:

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 ([ ]).