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Geologic Unit: Whigville

Whigville Member of Taine Mountain Formation (CT*)

Ordovician, Middle*
Geologic Province:
New England province*
Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Type section: Hillside 530 ft high, 2,000 ft south-southwest of the road junction in the village of Whigville, north-central Bristol quadrangle, Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven Cos, CT. (Simpson, 1989).

Unit Name History:
Named Member (Stanley, 1964). Age changed (Rodgers, 1985). Overview (Simpson, 1990).

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Last modified: 15-Jan-2013