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Geologic Unit: Whiteside

Whiteside Granite (NC*,SC*)


Geologic Province:
Piedmont-Blue Ridge province*

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Exposures in cliffs of Whiteside Mountain, Jackson Co., western NC (Keith, 1907).

Unit Name History:
Named (Keith, 1907).
Restricted (Griffitts and Overstreet, 1952).
NC Geol. Survey usage (Stuckey and Conrad, 1958).
Age modified (Overstreet and Bell, 1965; Bryant and Reed, 1970; Hadley and Nelson, 1971).
Restricted (Hatcher, 1977).
Informal NC State usage (Brown, 1985).
[According to GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX), it has been suggested by several authors that the Whiteside be abandoned, but usage of the name continues. Assigned age of the unit has ranged from Precambrian to Carboniferous.]

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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