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Geologic Unit: Brown Mountain

Brown Mountain Granite of Crossnore Complex (NC*)

Proterozoic, Middle*
Geologic Province:
Piedmont-Blue Ridge province*

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Exposures at Brown Mountain, in northeastern part of Linville Falls 15-minute quadrangle, NC (Reed, 1964).

Unit Name History:
Named (Reed, 1964).
Age modified (Bryant and Reed, 1970).
Revised; Age modified; Isotopic dating (Odom and Fullagar, 1984).
Not used (Brown and others, 1985).
Revised (Goldsmith 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