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Geologic Unit: Rye Cove
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Rye Cove limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Brent, W.B., 1963, Geology of the Clinchport quadrangle, Virginia: Virginia Division of Mineral Resources Report of Investigations, no. 5, 47 p.


Summary:

Named the Rye Cove limestone for Rye Cove, Scott Co., southwestern VA. Consists of dark, fine- to medium-grained cherty limestone and gray calcilutite. Thickness is 200 to 220 feet. Unit overlies the Lincolnshire limestone and underlies the Rockdell limestone; it correlates with the Elway and Five Oaks limestones. The Rye Cove is of Middle Ordovician age.

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


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