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Geologic Unit: Wehutty

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

Proterozoic, Late*

Geologic Province:
Piedmont-Blue Ridge province*
Appalachian basin*

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Exposures along roads running northwest-southeast from Mt. Olive Church, in NE/4 Isabella quadrangle, Cherokee Co., NC. Named from town of Wehutty (Hernon, 1969).

Unit Name History:
Named (Hernon, 1969).
NC State Geol. Map usage (Brown and others, 1985).
Areal limits (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 ().

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Last modified: 15-Jan-2013