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Geologic Unit: Albion

Usage:

Albion Group (NY,OH)
Albion Sandstone (NY*,OH*)


Subunits:

GROUP STATUS (alphabetical): Clinton Sandstone (OH), Grimsby Sandstone (NY), Manitoulin Dolomite (OH), Thorold Sandstone (NY), Whirlpool Sandstone (NY).


Geologic age:

Silurian*


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

Named from village of Albion, Orleans Co., west-central NY (US geologic names lexicon, USGS Bull. 1200).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"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 ([ ]).