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Geologic Unit: Leipers

Leipers Limestone (TN*,KY*,AL*,GA)
Leipers Limestone of Chickamauga Group (AL*)
Leipers Formation (AL,TN*)

Ordovician, Late*
Geologic Province:
Cincinnati arch*
Appalachian basin*

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Type section: along Leipers Creek, 2 mi north of Water Valley, Maury Co., TN (Hayes and Ulrich, 1903).

Unit Name History:
Named Leipers Formation (Hayes and Ulrich, 1903).
Revised in Maysville Group (Wilson, 1949) [From GNC index card files; not synopsized].
Extended into KY (Lewis and Thaden, 1962).
Extended into AL (McMaster, 1965).
Extended into GA (Milici and Smith, 1969; McCullough and Bergenrack, 1974).
Revised in Chickamauga Group, AL (Higgins and others, 1988).
Overview (Wahlman, 1992).
Age modified (Frey, 1995).

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Last modified: 15-Jan-2013