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Geologic Unit: Ward Cove

Ward Cove Formation (VA)
Ward Cove Limestone of Black River Group (VA*,WV*)

Ordovician, Middle*
Geologic Province:
Appalachian basin*

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Type location: along State Highway 91, south of junction with County Road 604, opposite Al Gillepsie Farm (Cooper and Prouty, 1943).

Unit Name History:
Name proposed for member of Cliffield Formation (Cooper and Prouty, 1943).
Rank raised to formation (Cooper, 1945).
Revised (Prouty, 1946).
Revised to part of Black River Group; Areal limits (Ryder, 1992).

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Last modified: 15-Jan-2013