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Geologic Unit: Kinsman

Kinsman Granodiorite of New Hampshire Plutonic Suite (NH*)
Kinsman Intrusive Suite of /New Hampshire plutonic series [informal] (NH)
["New Hampshire plutonic series" considered informal. The practice of employing "Series" for lithostratigraphic or lithodemic nomenclature is now regarded as improper. Term "Series" is applied formally only to chronostratigraphic units (ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983).]

Silurian, Late(?)*
Devonian, Early*
Geologic Province:
New England province*

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Kinsman Notch, 5 mi west of North Woodstock, west-central NH (Billings and Williams, 1935).

Unit Name History:
First published use (Williams, 1934) [From GNC index card files; not synopsized].
Named Kinsman Quartz Monzonite (Billings and Williams, 1935).
Overview (Billings, 1937).
Revised (Billings, 1955) [From GNC index card files; not synopsized].
Revised; Areal limits; Overview (Billings, 1956).
Age modified (Cady, 1969).
Age modified; Isotopic dating (Lyons and Livingston, 1977).
Isotopic dating (Aleinikoff and others, 1979).
Revised (Chamberlain and Lyons, 1983).
Revised; Isotopic dating (Clark and Lyons, 1986).
Areal limits; Age modified; Isotopic dating (Thompson, 1990).
Revised; Age modified (Moench and others, 1995).
NH State Geol. Map usage (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 ().

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