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Geologic Unit: Clinton

Usage:

Clinton Formation (MD,MI*,OH*,PA*,VA,WV*)
Clinton Group (MD,NY*,PA,WV)
Clinton Shale (KY*,TN,VA)
Clinton Sandstone of Albion Group (OH)


Subunits:

GROUP STATUS (alphabetical) --regional: Keefer Sandstone (MD,PA,WV), Rochester Shale (MD*,NY*,PA*,WV), Rose Hill Formation (MD,PA,WV) or Rose Hill Shale (MD,PA,WV).
GROUP STATUS (alphabetical) --in NY only: Bear Creek Shale, Brewer Dock Limestone, Dawes Dolomite or Dawes Formation or Dawes Sandstone, DeCew Dolomite*, Furnaceville Hematite, Gates Dolomite, Herkimer Sandstone, Hickory Corners Limestone, Irondequoit Dolomite* or Irondequoit Limestone*, Kirkland Hematite or Kirkland Limestone, Kodak Sandstone, Maplewood Shale, Merritton Limestone*, Neahga Shale*, Oneida Conglomerate*, Otsquago Sandstone, Reynales Limestone*, Rockway Dolomite*, Sauquoit Formation or Sauquoit Shale, Sodus Shale*, Thorold Sandstone, Wallington Limestone, Westmoreland Hematite, Williamson Shale*, Willowvale Shale, Wolcott Limestone*, Wolcott Furnace Hematite.
FORMATION STATUS (alphabetical): Cacapon Sandstone Member (VA*,WV*), Cresaptown Sandstone Member (MD), Keefer Sandstone Member (PA*,VA), and Rochester Shale Member (MI*).


Geologic age:

Early Silurian*


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

Clinton, Oneida Co., central NY (Conrad, 1839).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin*


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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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