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Geologic Unit: Albemarle

Usage:

Albemarle Group (NC*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --all in NC: Cid Formation*, Floyd Church Formation*, McManus Formation, Tillery Formation*, Yadkin Formation*.


Geologic age:

Late Proterozoic to Early Cambrian(?)*


Type section, locality, area and/or origin of name:

Named from exposures near city of Albemarle, Stanly Co., in Carolina slate belt west of Deep River-Wadesboro Triassic basin, central NC (Conley and Bain, 1965).


AAPG geologic province:

Piedmont-Blue Ridge province*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

"No current usage" (†) implies that a name has been abandoned or has fallen into disuse. Former usage and, if known, replacement name given in parentheses ( ).

Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).