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Capitan Formation

Capitan Formation; Upper Guadalupian age limestone (reef facies)
State New Mexico
Name Capitan Formation
Geologic age Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Permian
Comments Limestone to dolomite.
Primary rock type carbonate
Secondary rock type
Other rock types
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Carbonate (Calcareous)reef facies geolex describes limestone to dolomite
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 Eddy