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Geologic Unit: Poultney

Usage:

Poultney Formation (NY*,VT*)
Poultney Formation of Mount Hamilton Group (VT)
Poultney Slate (NY,VT)
Poultney Slate of Mount Hamilton Group (VT)


Subunits:

Owl Kill Member (NY,VT), White Creek Member (NY,VT)


Geologic age:

Cambrian, Late
Ordovician, Early*
Ordovician, Middle*


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

Exposures in town of Poultney, Rutland Co., southwestern VT, near NY-VT State line, 7 mi southwest of


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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