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Geologic Unit: Cranberry Island

Usage:

Cranberry Island Volcanics (ME)
/Cranberry Island series [informal] (ME)

[When referring to the Cranberry Island series of Shaler (1889), 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:

Devonian, Early
Devonian
Silurian


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

Named from development in Great Cranberry and Little Cranberry Islands, south of Mount Desert Island, southeastern ME (Shaler, 1889).


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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