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  • Usage in publication:
    • Cane Creek formation
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
    • Shale
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Cooper, G.A., 1956, Chazyan and related brachiopods [U.S.-Canada]: Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, v. 127, pt. 1, 1245 p.


Summary:

Named for Cane Creek, Ben Hur quad, Lee Co., southwestern VA. Occurs in southwestern VA and northeastern TN. Consists mostly of thin-bedded, gray to dove, light-gray-weathering limestone separated by thin shale partings. Contains several bentonites including two thick layers near the top. Contains greenish, 30-ft-thick mudstone bed near base. Total thickness is 150 ft. Overlies Hardy Creek formation. Age is Middle Ordovician (Mohawkian). [Name is attributed to B.N. Cooper and G.A. Cooper, probably unpublished.]

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


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