Abo Formation

Abo Formation; red beds, arkosic at base, finer and more mature above; Wolfcampian; may include limestone beds of Pennsylvanian age (Virgilian) in Zuni Mountains. In Robledo Mountains the Abo may be considered a member of the Hueco Formation
State New Mexico
Name Abo Formation
Geologic age Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Permian
Comments Reference NM008 only indicates: sandstone, shale, and conglomerate.
Primary rock type sandstone
Secondary rock type shale
Other rock types conglomerate; limestone
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mixed-clastic (Bed)may include limestone
Minor
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)may include limestone
Map references
Anderson, O.J., Jones.G.E., and Green, G.N., compilers, 1997, Geologic map of New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-52.
Unit references
Anderson, O.J., Jones.G.E., and Green, G.N., compilers, 1997, Geologic map of New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-52.
USGS Geologic Names Lexicon (GEOLEX)
Counties Bernalillo - Cibola - Dona Ana - Grant - Lincoln - Luna - Otero - Rio Arriba - Sandoval - Santa Fe - Sierra - Socorro - Torrance - Valencia