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Geologic Unit: Womble

Usage:

Womble Shale (AR*,OK*)
Womble Formation (AR*)


Geologic age:

Middle to Late Ordovician (Whiterockian to Mohawkian)*


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

Type section: at Crystal Mountains, [Montgomery Co., Ouachita National Forest], west-central AR (H.D. Miser, March, 1937; Wilmarth, 1938).
Named from town of Womble [now called Norman], part of which is on the base of this shale, Montgomery Co., west-central AR (Miser, 1917).


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 ([ ]).