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Geologic Unit: Peery

Peery Limestone (VA)
Peery Limestone of Cliffield Group (VA)
Peery Limestone of the Black River Group (VA*,WV*)
Peery Limestone Member of Cliffield Formation (VA)

Ordovician, Middle*
Geologic Province:
Appalachian basin*

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
At south end of Peery Lime Company quarry near State Highway 61, about 0.75 mi east of railroad station at North Tazewell, Tazewell Co., VA (Cooper and Prouty, 1943).

Unit Name History:
Named (Cooper and Prouty, 1943).
Rank raised (Cooper, 1944).
Revised; Areal limits (Ryder, 1992).

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Last modified: 15-Jan-2013