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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 15 (1931)

Issue: 1. (January)

First Page: 67

Last Page: 78

Title: Vegetation as an Indicator of Geologic Formations

Author(s): Robert H. Cuyler (2)


Although there are exceptions, plants are commonly found to be as indicative of the formation on which they grow as are the fossils in the rocks. The most important reason for using vegetation is that contacts between formations may be mapped at a distance of several miles, because a decided change in the vegetation is noticeable. Many examples are given.

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