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Geologic Unit: Black Creek

Usage:

Black Creek Group (GA*,NC*,SC*)
Black Creek Formation (GA*,SC*)
Black Creek Formation of Lumbee Group (NC,SC)


Subunits:

GROUP STATUS (alphabetical): Bladen Formation (NC*,SC*), Cane Acre Formation (SC*), Coachman Formation (SC*), Donoho Creek Formation (NC*,SC*), Tar Heel Formation (NC*,SC*).


Geologic age:

Late Cretaceous (Campanian)*


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

Named from exposures along Black Creek in Darlington and Florence Cos., SC. C.W. Cooke states (USGS Bull. 867, 1936): Although no locality was specified by Sloan as the type, the outcrops of the formation on Black Creek near the crossing of Cashua Ferry road east of Darlington may be regarded as typical (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).


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 ([ ]).