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Geologic Unit: Copper Ridge

Usage:

Copper Ridge Dolomite (WV*)
Copper Ridge Dolomite of Knox Group (AL*,GA*,KY*,TN*,VA*)
Copper Ridge Dolomite of Conasauga Group (TN)
Copper Ridge Dolomite of Lee Valley Group (OH,TN)
Copper Ridge Formation of Knox Group (VA)
Copper Ridge Group of Knox Supergroup (KY)
Copper Ridge Dolostone of Knox Group (MS)


Subunits:

Steam Corners Member (OH)


Geologic age:

Cambrian, Late*
Ordovician, Early(?)*


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

Type section: gorge of Forked Deer Creek through Copper Ridge, 1 mi northwest of Thorn Hill, Grainger Co., northeast TN, and 13 mi northwest of Morristown. (Butts, 1940).
Type section: along road from Bean Station to Evans Ferry, on Clinch River, now U.S. Highway 25-E (Bridge, 1956) [now submerged].


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin*
Black Warrior 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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