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Geologic Unit: Rice

Usage:
Rice Gneiss (MA*)

Age:
Precambrian*
Proterozoic, Late*
Geologic Province:
New England province*

Areal Extent:
MA*


Type Locality:
Just northeast of intersection of MA Highway 30 and Rice Road, northwest part of Natick quadrangle, Middlesex Co., eastern MA (Nelson, 1974).

Unit Name History:
Named (Nelson, 1974).
Overview (Nelson, 1975).
Age modified (Goldsmith, 1980).
Not used on MA State Geol. Map (Zen and others, 1983).
Not used (Goldsmith, 1991).
Redescribed (Rast and others, 1993).

Note: If you need more information, please contact Nancy Stamm (nstamm@usgs.gov).
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