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Geologic Unit: Cavendish

Cavendish Formation of Mount Holly Complex (VT*)

Proterozoic, Middle*
Geologic Province:
New England province*

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Cavendish Gorge, just east of Cavendish Village, Windsor Co., southeastern VT (Richardson, 1929).

Gassetts Schist Member (VT*)

Unit Name History:
[Please note: only the Richardson (1929) and Ratcliffe (in press) references include synopses here. The remaining references have yet to be added from the GNC index card files. Until then, feel free to contact us if you would like complete bibliographic citations.]
Named (Richardson, 1929).
Age modified; Revised to formation (Doll, 1961; Zen, 1967).
Revised; Age modified (Chidester and others, 1967).
Age modified (Rosenfeld, 1968).
Revised (Skehan, 1972).
Abandoned (Hepburn and others, 1984).
Reinstated as part of Mount Holly Complex; Age modified (Ratcliffe, in press).

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Last modified: 15-Jan-2013