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Geologic Unit: Dead River

Dead River Formation (ME*,NH*)

Cambrian, Late(?)*
Ordovician, Early(?)*
Geologic Province:
New England province*

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Type area: Long Falls of Dead River, Little Bigelow Mountain area, Somerset Co., western ME (Boone, 1973).

Unit Name History:
First used (Boone, 1970).
Named (Boone, 1973).
Age modified (Moench and Pankiwskyj, 1988).
Revised; Areal limits (Moench, 1990).
Revised; Age modified (Moench and others, 1995).
NH State Geol. Map usage; Age modified (Lyons and others, 1997).

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Asterisks (*) indicate usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"No current usage" implies that a name has been abandoned or that it has fallen into disuse. Former usage and, if known, replacement name given in parentheses ().

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Last modified: 15-Jan-2013