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  • Usage in publication:
    • Austinville dolomite member
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Dolomite
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Butts, Charles, 1940, Geology of the Appalachian Valley in Virginia, Part 1: Virginia Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 52, 568 p.


Summary:

Named the Austinville dolomite member of the Shady dolomite for Austinville, Wythe Co., southwestern VA. Unit is middle member of the Shady. Consists of thick-bedded coarsely crystalline nearly white light gray to cream colored dolomite. Thickness is about 1000 feet. Overlies the Patterson limestone member and underlies the Ivanhoe limestone member. The Austinville is of Early Cambrian age.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Austinville
  • Modifications:
    • Not used
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Stose, A.J., and Stose, G.W., 1957, Geology and mineral resources of the Gossan lead district and adjacent areas in Virginia: Virginia Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 72, 233 p.


Summary:

Name Austinville dolomite member not used because dolomite exposed at Austinville is regarded as Ledger dolomite and not part of Shady dolomite.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


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