Wardell Formation (VA,TN)
Wardell Limestone (VA)
Wardell Formation of Black River Group (VA*, WV*)
Wardell Formation of Chickamauga Group (TN)
Middle Ordovician (Blackriveran)*
Type section: about 150 ft east of County Road 610, about 1 mi north of ford across Little River, Tazewell Co., VA. Named from settlement of Wardell near Tazewell-Russell Co. line (Cooper and Prouty, 1943).
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