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Geologic Unit: Ames

Usage:

Ames Limestone Member of Conemaugh Formation (KY*,MD*,PA*,WV*)
Ames Limestone Member of Glenshaw Formation (PA*,WV)
Ames limestone (informal, unranked) in Conemaugh Group (OH)

For informal, unranked usage, the lithologic term should not be capitalized.


Geologic age:

Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian)*


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

Named from exposures near village of Amesville, Ames Twp., Athens Co., southeastern OH (US geologic names lexicon, USGS Bull. 896).


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 ([ ]).