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Geologic Unit: Walden Creek

Walden Creek Group of Ocoee Supergroup (TN*,NC*,GA*)

Proterozoic, Late*
Cambrian, Early
Geologic Province:
Appalachian basin*
Piedmont-Blue Ridge province*

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Walden Creek, a western tributary of West Fork of Little Pigeon River, Sevier Co., eastern TN (King and others, 1958).

Licklog Formation (TN*,NC), Shields Formation (TN*,NC), Wilhite Formation (TN*,NC*), Sandsuck Formation (TN*,NC*)

Unit Name History:
Named (King and others, 1958).
Overview (Hamilton, 1961).
TN State Geol. Map usage (Hardeman and others, 1966).
Areal limits (Fairley, 1973).
Revised; Extended into GA (undivided) (Higgins and Zietz, 1975).
Age modified (Slack and others, 1980).
NC State Geol. Map usage (Brown and others, 1985).
Controversial age assignment (Unrug and Unrug, 1990).
Age information (Broadhead and others, 1991).
Isotopic dating (Kish, 1991).
Biostratigraphic dating (Unrug and others, 1991; Walker and Driese, 1991).

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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