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Geologic Unit: Wakefield

Wakefield Marble (MD*,PA*)
Wakefield Marble Member of Sams Creek Formation (MD)

Precambrian, late
Paleozoic, early(?)*
Geologic Province:
Piedmont-Blue Ridge province*

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Wakefield, Carroll Co., MD (Jonas and Stose, 1938).

Unit Name History:
Named (Jonas and Stose, 1938).
Areal limits; Overview (Stose and Stose, 1944).
Overview (Stose and Stose, 1946).
Age modified (Gray and others, 1960).
Revised (Edwards, 1986).

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Last modified: 15-Jan-2013