Geologic Unit: Witten
Witten Limestone (VA*,TN)
Witten Limestone of Black River Group (VA*,WV*).
Witten Formation of Chickamauga Group (TN)
Type section: along State Highway 16 about 0.25 mi north of County Road 604, Tazewell Co., VA Name derived from Witten Valley Church (Cooper and Prouty, 1943).
Unit Name History:
Named (Cooper and Prouty, 1943). Extended into TN (Prouty, 1946). Revised, included in Chickamauga Group (Ruppel and Walker, 1984). Revised; Areal limits (Ryder, 1992).
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Last modified: 15-Jan-2013