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Geologic Unit: Rowe

Rowe Schist (MA*,NY*,VT*,CT*)

Cambrian, Early*
Cambrian, Middle*
Cambrian, Late*
Ordovician, Early*
Geologic Province:
New England province*

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Town of Rowe, Franklin Co., western MA (Emerson, 1892, not published).

Chester Amphibolite Member (MA*)

Unit Name History:
Named (Emerson, 1892, unpublished).
Age modified; Extended to VT (Prindle and Knopf, 1932).
Extended into NY (Cushman, 1950).
Revised; Age modified (Hatch and others, 1966).
MA State Geol. Map usage (Zen and others, 1983).
CT State Geol. Map usage (Rodgers, 1985).
Revised; Areal limits; Age discussed with minor modification (Stanley and Hatch, 1988).
Overview (Greene, 1995).
Revised in VT; Areal limits; Age modified (Ratcliffe, in press).

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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