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Geologic Unit: Cumberland Head

Usage:

Cumberland Head Formation (NY)
Cumberland Head Formation of Trenton Group (NY,VT)
Cumberland Head Shale (NY)
Cumberland Head Argillite (NY)


Geologic age:

Middle Ordovician


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

Type area: South Hero Island, Grand Isle Co., VT, 2 mi southeast of Cumberland Head. Named from Cumberland Head near Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY (Kay, 1937).


AAPG geologic province:

New England 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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