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Geologic Unit: White Bluff

Usage:

White Bluff Formation of Jackson Group (AR)


Geologic age:

early Tertiary (late Eocene)


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

Type locality: White Bluff, a prominent bluff on right bank of Arkansas River, 4 mi east of village of Redfield, in northern Jefferson Co., southeastern AR (Wilbert, 1953).


AAPG geologic province:

Desha basin


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

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