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Geologic Unit: Bell

Usage:

Bell Shale of Traverse Group (MI*)


Geologic age:

Middle Devonian*


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

Type locality not mention by Grabau (1902) but he probably named formation from claypits (now abandoned) near former settlement of Bell. Workings still visible along country road in SE/4 sec. 11, T. 33 N., R. 8 E., Presque Isle Co., northeastern MI. Bell was situated on False Presque Isle Harbor, in sec. 13, T. 33 N., R. 8 E., Bell Post Office was in southeast corner NE/4 sec. 34, same township (Warthin and Cooper, 1943).


AAPG geologic province:

Michigan 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 ([ ]).