Geologic Unit: Ashe
Ashe Formation (NC*,VA*)
Ashe Metamorphic Suite (NC)
Ashe Formation of Lynchburg Group (VA)
Along South Fork of New River, between bridge along NC Highway 163 and nonconformity at base of formation, 23.7 km north-northeast along Ashe-Alleghany Co. line, Lat. 36 deg. 31 min. 20 sec. N., Long. 81 deg. 19 min. 50 sec. W. Named from Ashe Co., northwestern NC (Rankin, 1970).
Unit Name History:
Named Ashe Formation (Rankin, 1970).
Areal limits; Overview (Rankin and others, 1972).
Overview (Hurst, 1973).
Areal limits; Overview (Espenshade and others, 1975).
Redescribed as Ashe Metamorphic Suite (Abbott and Raymond, 1984).
NC State Geol. Map usage (Brown and others, 1985).
Age modified; Isotopic dating; Overview (Merschat and Wiener, 1988).
Overview; Age modified (Raymond and others, 1989).
Revised (Rankin and others, 1993).
Age modified (Rankin, 1993).
Revised, VA Geol. Survey usage (Rader and others, 1993).
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Last modified: 15-Jan-2013