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Geologic Unit: Sand Branch

Usage:

Sand Branch Member of Caney Shale (OK*-recognized locally in northern Arbuckle Mountains)


Geologic age:

Late Mississippian (Serpukhovian; Namurian A; late Chesterian)*


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

NW/4 sec. 8, T. 2 N., R. 7 E., Pontotoc Co., OK (Elias, 1956).


AAPG geologic province:

Arkoma basin*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"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 ([ ]).