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Geologic Unit: Hitz

Hitz Limestone Bed of Saluda Dolomite Member of Drakes Formation (KY*)
Hitz Limestone Member of Saluda Formation (IN*)

Ordovician, Late*
Geologic Province:
Cincinnati arch*

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Hitz Hill, near Madison, Jefferson Co., IN (Foerste, 1903).

Unit Name History:
Named (Foerste, 1903). Revised to member of Saluda limestone (Butts, 1915). Revised (Cumings, 1922) [From GNC index card files; not synopsized]. Revised, reduced in rank (Kepferle, 1976). Abandoned in IN (R.H. Shaver and others, 1970, Indiana Geol. Survey Bull., no. 43, 229 p.) [Not synopsized]. Overview; Age modified (Frey, 1995).

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Last modified: 15-Jan-2013