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Geologic Unit: Tahoka

Usage:

Tahoka Formation (NM,TX)
Tahoka Clay (NM,TX)


Geologic age:

Quaternary (late Pleistocene; Wisconsinan)


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

Named from town of Tahoka, Lynn Co., TX, which is near Tahoka Lake, Mound Lake, and other playas around which the deposit is typically developed and well exposed. Extends into eastern NM (Evans and Meade, 1945).


AAPG geologic province:

Permian 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 ([ ]).