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Geologic Unit: Vadito

Usage:

Vadito Group (NM)


Subunits:

In Tusas Mountains: Burned Mountain Formation, Big Rock Formation; In Picuris Mountains: Glenwoody Formation, Marquenas Formation.


Geologic age:

late Early to early Middle Proterozoic


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

Named from village of Vadito, located near southeastern corner of Picuris [Mountains], and several mi south of excellent outcrops of rocks of this formation. Occurs in southern third of Picuris [Mountains], Taos Co., [Carson National Forest area], central northern NM. Best exposures within 1 mi radius of Harding mine (Montgomery, 1953).


AAPG geologic province:

Southern Rocky Mountain region


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

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