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Geologic Unit: Alderson

Usage:

Alderson Limestone of Greenbrier Group (WV)
Alderson Member of Greenbrier Limestone (VA)


Geologic age:

Middle Mississippian (Visean; early Chesterian)


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

Type locality: on road toward Wolf Creek, one-third mi south of Alderson, Monroe Co., eastern WV (Reger, 1926).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin


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

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