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  • Usage in publication:
    • Starr conglomerate*
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Conglomerate
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Hayes, C.W., 1895, Cleveland folio, Tennessee: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Atlas of the United States Folio, GF-20, 5 p., scale 1:125,000


Summary:

Pg. 2. Starr conglomerate in text (Starrs conglomerate on map). Conglomerate, usually quite coarse and containing many large feldspar pebbles. Thickness 0 to 660 feet. Is middle member of Sandsuck shale. Age is Early Cambrian.
Named from exposures near Starr Mountain, Monroe Co., southeastern TN.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 2055).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Starr conglomerate‚Ć
  • Modifications:
    • Abandoned
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Rodgers, John, 1953, Geologic map of east Tennessee with explanatory text: Tennessee Division of Geology Bulletin, no. 58, pt. 2, 167 p.


Summary:

Pg. 29. Starr conglomerate is a synonym of Cochran conglomerate and should be abandoned.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 3711).


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

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