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Geologic Unit: Augusta

Usage:

Augusta Member of Joachim Dolomite (IL*,MO*)
Augusta Member of Joachim Dolomite of Ancell Group (IL)


Geologic age:

Late Ordovician (Mohawkian; Turinian)*


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

Type section: in cut on Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific RR, at foot of bluffs along southeast side of Missouri River, 1 mi southwest of hamlet of St. Albans, in SW/4 NE/4 SW/4 sec. 10, T. 44 N., R. 2 E., [Labadie 7.5-min quadrangle], Franklin Co., eastern MO. Named from village of Augusta, which is 5 mi west of type section. Also well exposed in Ancell type section in Cape Girardeau Co., MO (Templeton and Willman, 1963).


AAPG geologic province:

Illinois basin*
Ozark uplift*


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 ([ ]).