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Geologic Unit: Vaughn Hills

Vaughn Hills Quartzite (MA*)

Geologic Province:
New England province*

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Southern of two Vaughn Hills in town of Bolton, Worcester Co., eastern MA (Hansen, 1956).

Unit Name History:
Named Vaughn Hills Member of Worcester Formation (Hansen, 1956).
Age modified (Castle and others, 1975).
Rank raised to Vaughn Hills Quartzite; Age modified (Goldsmith and others, 1982).
MA State Geol. Map usage (Zen and others, 1983).

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Last modified: 15-Jan-2013