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Geologic Unit: Tuskahoma

Usage:

Tuskahoma Member of Stanley Shale (OK)
/Tuskahoma Siliceous Shale Member of Tenmile Creek Formation of Stanley Group (OK)

[Use of simple lithic terms is preferred (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). Superfluous compound terms such as "stoneware clay" should be avoided. The simplest generally acceptable term is recommended (for example, clay) (NACSN, 1983, 2005, Art. 30b).]


Geologic age:

Mississippian


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

Exposure at center of west side of sec. 22, T. 2 N., R. 20 E., Pushmataha Co., OK, about 4.6 mi east of Tuskahoma on U.S. Highway 271. Origin of name not stated by authors, but probably named from Tuskahoma (Goldstein and Hendricks, 1953).


AAPG geologic province:

Ouachita folded belt


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 ([ ]).