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Geologic Unit: Bee Rock

Usage:

Bee Rock Sandstone of Breathitt Group (KY)
Bee Rock Sandstone Member of Lee Formation (KY*,VA*, and TN*-local)
Bee Rock Conglomerate Member of Lee Formation (KY*,VA*, and TN*-local)


Subunits:

FORMATION STATUS (alphabetical) --all in KY: "K" sandstone member (informal) [not incl. in this lexicon], Naese Sandstone Member, Pine Creek sandstone member (informal), Poison Honey beds (informal), Rockcastle Sandstone Member.


Geologic age:

Early Pennsylvanian (Bashkirian; Westphalian A; Morrowan)*


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

Notable exposures at Bee Rock in Big Stone Gap, Wise Co., southwestern VA (Stevenson, 1881).
Reference section: at north end of Brush Mountain in cliff overlooking Martins Fork, southeastern KY (Englund, 1964).


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 ([ ]).