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Geologic Unit: Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Formation (VA)
Lincolnshire Formation of Chickamauga Group (TN)
Lincolnshire Limestone (TN,VA*,WV*)
Lincolnshire Limestone of Cliffield Group (TN,VA)
Lincolnshire Limestone Member of Cliffield Formation (TN,VA)

Ordovician, Middle*

Geologic Province:
Appalachian basin*

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Type section: in abandoned quarry along County Road 645 about 1 mi north of intersection of U.S. Route 19 and State Highway 61, Tazewell Co., southwestern VA. Named from a branch tributary to Clinch River (Cooper and Prouty, 1943).

FORMATION STATUS (alphabetical): Eidson Member (TN) Hogskin Member (TN).

Unit Name History:
Named (Cooper and Prouty, 1943).
Revised (Cooper, 1943).
Extended into TN (Cooper and Cooper, 1946).
Revised to include the Eidson and Hogskin Members in TN (Cooper, 1956).
Overview (Harris and Miller, 1958).
Revised (Milici and others, 1963).
Revised (Ruppel and Walker, 1984).
Extended into WV subsurface (Ryder, 1992).

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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