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Geologic Unit: Bacons Castle

Usage:

Bacons Castle Formation (VA*)
Bacons Castle Formation of Chesapeake Group (NC,VA)


Geologic age:

Tertiary, late*
Pliocene, late*


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

Named from town in Isle of Wight Co., southeastern VA. (Coch, 1965; Oaks and Coch, 1973)


AAPG geologic province:

Atlantic Coast basin*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

"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 ([ ]).