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Geologic Unit: Anakeesta

Usage:

Anakeesta Formation of Great Smoky Group of Ocoee Supergroup (NC*,TN*)


Geologic age:

Late Proterozoic*


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

Named from Anakeesta Ridge, a high spur between Mount Le Conte and Newfound Gap, Sevier Co., southeastern TN. Typically exposed along U.S. Highway 441 from base of ridge up to the gap (King and others, 1958).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin*
Piedmont-Blue Ridge province*


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 ([ ]).