Paxton Group (CT*,MA*,ME*,NH*)
Paxton Formation (CT*,MA*,NH*)
Dudley (MA*,CT*) and Southbridge (MA*,CT*) Formations of Paxton Group; Bigelow Brook Member (MA*) of Paxton Formation.
Type area: West of Worcester, in the western part of the Worcester North and Worcester South 7.5-min quadrangles Named from town of Paxton, Worcester Co., central MA (Perry and Emerson, 1903).
Reference section: type sections of Dudley and Southbridge Formations (Barosh and Moore, 1988).
New England province*
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