Gering Formation

The Gering Formation is a geologic group in Nebraska. It preserves fossils dating back to the Paleogene period.[1] The formation is made of layers of very fine-grained, volcaniclastic sandstone and thin, horizontally stratified pale-to-gray brown sandstone, as well as sand crystals and ash beds.[2]

Gering Formation
Stratigraphic range: Paleogene
Nimravus major (fossil false sabertooth mammal with canine tooth piercing another bone) (Oligocene; Black Hank Canyon, Wildcat Hills, Nebraska, USA) 3 (32430952580).jpg
Fossils from the Gering Formation (Oligocene; Nebraska)
CountryUnited States

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Various Contributors to the Paleobiology Database. "Fossilworks: Gateway to the Paleobiology Database". Retrieved 17 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Geology and Paleontology - Scotts Bluff National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)". Retrieved 19 March 2023.