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Geologic Unit: Buck Bald

Buck Bald formation [informal] of Great Smoky Group (TN,NC)
Considered informal by the USGS. For informal usage, the rank or lithologic term should not be capitalized.

Proterozoic, Late
Geologic Province:
Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Appalachian basin
Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Not designated.

Unit Name History:
First used (Wiener and Merschat, 1978).
NC State Geol. Map usage (Brown and others, 1985).
[According to GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX), Buck Bald formation considered informal by the USGS (explanation and reference not given).]

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Last modified: 15-Jan-2013