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Geologic Unit: Vale

Usage:

Vale Formation of Clear Fork Group (TX*)


Subunits:

Bullwagon Dolomite Member (TX*).


Geologic age:

Early Permian (Cisuralian; Leonardian)*


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

Named from old Post Office of Vale, on Ballinger-Maverick Road, on east side of Valley Creek, Runnels Co., central northern TX (Beede and Waite, 1918).


AAPG geologic province:

Permian 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 ([ ]).