Kanawha Formation (VA*,WV*)
Kanawha Member of Pottsville Formation (WV)
Kanawha black flint (informal) (WV)
[?] Kanawha Group (WV)
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FORMATION STATUS (alphabetical): Bearwallow Sandstone Member (VA*), Betsie Shale Member (WV*), Brownstown Sandstone [Member] (WV), Chicken Ridge Sandstone Member (VA*), Decota Sandstone [Member] (WV), Dingess Shale Member (WV*), Dotson Sandstone [Member] (WV), /Eagle Shale Member (WV), Grapevine Sandstone Member (WV), Homewood Sandstone Member (WV), War Eagle Sandstone [Member] (WV), Winifrede Shale Member (WV*).
Exposed in hills north of Kanawha Falls, west-central WV (Campbell and Mendenhall, 1896).
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