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Geologic Unit: Homewood

Homewood Formation of Pottsville Group (PA*)
Homewood Sandstone of Pottsville Group (WV)
Homewood Sandstone Member of Pottsville Formation (KY*,OH*,WV*)
Homewood Sandstone Member of Kanawha Formation (WV)

Pennsylvanian, Middle*

Geologic Province:
Appalachian basin*

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Homewood Station, Beaver Co., western PA (White, 1878).

Unit Name History:
Named (White, 1878).
Extended into WV; Revised (Krebs and Teets, 1916).
Extended into OH; Revised (Flint, 1951).
Revised (Sturgeon and others, 1958; Williams, 1960; Carswell and Bennett, 1963; Winslow and White, 1966).
WV State Geol. Map usage (Cardwell and others, 1968).
Revised (Edmunds, 1968; Berg and Glover, 1976 [From GNC index card files; not synopsized]).
Revised; Age modified (Sweeney, 1986).
Areal limits; Overview (Rice and others, 1994).

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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 ().

Slashes (/) indicate unit name usage violates the 1983 North American Stratigraphic Code. This violation may be explained within brackets ([ ]).

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Last modified: 15-Jan-2013