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Geologic Unit: Ames

Usage:

Ames Monzodiorite of White Mountain Plutonic-Volcanic Suite (NH)
Ames Monzodiorite in /White Mountain magma series [informal] (NH)

[When referring to the White Mountain magma series of Billings (1934), please use informally. The practice of employing "Series" for lithostratigraphic or lithodemic nomenclature is now regarded as improper (ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). The term "Series" is applied formally only to chronostratigraphic units.]


Geologic age:

Late Triassic to Early Cretaceous


Type section, locality, area and/or origin of name:

Notable exposures on shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, northwest of Ames Station, in Belknap Mountains, south-central NH (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).


AAPG geologic province:

New England province


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For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"No current usage" (†) implies that a name has been abandoned or has fallen into disuse. Former usage and, if known, replacement name given in parentheses ( ).

Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).

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