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Geologic Unit: Tippah

Usage:

Tippah Sand Lentil of Porters Creek Clay of Midway Group (MS*,TN)


Geologic age:

Tertiary*
Eocene*


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

Exposures on south side of valley of Hurricane Creek, in SW/4 SE/2 T. 2 S., R. 3 E., Tippah Co., MS (MacNeil, 1946).


AAPG geologic province:

Upper Mississippi embayment*


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 ([ ]).