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Geologic Unit: Taggard
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Taggard shale [member], limestone [member]
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Shale
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Reger, D.B., and Price, P.H., 1926, Mercer, Monroe, and Summers Counties [West Virginia, with sections on paleobotany and paleontology by D.B. Reger, David White, G.H. Girty, and W.P. Prouty]: West Virginia Geological Survey [County Reports and Maps], [CGR-15], 963 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:62,500)


Summary:

Named the Taggard shale [member] and Taggard limestone [member] of the Greenbrier limestone in southeastern WV and southwestern VA for Taggard Branch on Indian Creek, Monroe Co., WV. The Taggard consists of 5 to 20 feet of red and sandy shale in the lower part, 5 to 16 feet of white, soft, pure, oolitic limestone in the middle, and 0 to 15 feet of red shale in the upper part. Overlies the Pickaway limestone [member] and underlies the Patton limestone [member] both of the Greenbrier limestone. Unit can be traced northeastward to Pocahontas Co. but does not appear to be present in Mercer Co., WV.

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


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

Cardwell, D.H., Erwin, R.B., and Woodward, H.P., 1968, Geologic Map of West Virginia: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, scale 1:250,000


Summary:

Revised the Taggard as the Taggard Formation of the Greenbrier Limestone in WV. On correlation chart it overlies the Denmar Formation and underlies the Pickaway Limestone.

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


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