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Geologic Unit: Shelton

Shelton Granite Gneiss (NC)
Shelton Formation (VA)

Geologic Province:
Piedmont-Blue Ridge province

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Not designated. Quarried near Shelton, Caswell Co., NC, for which it is named (Jonas, 1932).

Unit Name History:
Named (Jonas, 1928).
Areal limits (Jonas, 1932).
Revised to Formation in VA (Henika and Thayer, 1978).
NC Geol. Survey usage (Brown, 1985).
Age modified; Isotopic dating (Conley, 1985).
VA Geol. Survey usage; Isotopic dating (Rader and Evans, 1993).

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Last modified: 15-Jan-2013