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Geologic Unit: Witten

Usage:

Witten Limestone (TN,VA*)
Witten Limestone of Black River Group (VA*,WV*)
Witten Formation of Chickamauga Group (TN)


Geologic age:

Middle Ordovician (Blackriveran)*


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

Type section: along State Highway 16 about 0.25 mi north of County Road 604, Tazewell Co., VA. Named from Witten Valley Church (Cooper and Prouty, 1943).


AAPG geologic 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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