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Geologic Unit: Hothouse

Hothouse Formation of Great Smoky Group (GA*,NC*,TN*)

Proterozoic, Late*

Geologic Province:
Piedmont-Blue Ridge province*

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Hothouse Creek, which flows along central part of larger outcrop belt in central Mineral Bluff quadrangle, Fannin Co., GA (Hurst, 1955).

Unit Name History:
Named (Hurst, 1955).
TN State Geol. Map usage (Hardeman and others, 1966).
Correlation overview (Mohr, 1973).
NC State Geol. Map usage (Brown and others, 1985).
Overview (Higgins and others, 1988).

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Asterisks (*) indicate usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"No current usage" implies that a name has been abandoned or that it has fallen into disuse. Former usage and, if known, replacement name given in parentheses ().

Slashes (/) indicate unit name usage violates the 1983 North American Stratigraphic Code. This violation may be explained within brackets ([ ]).

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Last modified: 15-Jan-2013