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Geologic Unit: Fleanor
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Fleanor formation
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Shale
    • Limestone
    • Siltstone
  • 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 the Fleanor formation for Fleanor Mill, Knox Co., eastern TN. Consists of maroon and red shale, thin gray limestone, siltstone, and calcarenite. Thickness is about 200 feet. Overlies Elway formation and underlies Rockdell formation. The Fleanor is of Middle Ordovician age.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Fleanor Formation
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Shanmugam, G., and Walker, K.R., 1978, Tectonic significance of distal turbidites in the Middle Ordovician Blockhouse and lower Sevier Formations in east Tennessee: American Journal of Science, v. 278, no. 4, p. 551-578.


Summary:

The Fleanor Formation in east TN overlies the Blackford Formation and underlies the Hogskin and Benbolt Formations.

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


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