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  • Usage in publication:
    • Paperville shale
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Shale
    • Siltstone
    • Limestone
  • 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 Paperville formation in TN, VA, and GA for Paperville, Bristol quadrangle, TN. Consists of a thick succession of gray siltstones, black graptolitic shales and interbedded black limestones, and brown-weathering calcareous sandstones which were mapped as Athens in southeastern belts of Appalachian Valley in TN. Unit overlies the Fetzer formation [Fetzer tongue] and underlies sandstones of the "Tellico" formation. The Paperville is of Middle Ordovician (Mohawkian) age.

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


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