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Geologic Unit: Botetourt

Usage:

Botetourt Formation (TN)
Botetourt Limestone (VA)


Geologic age:

Late Ordovician (Mohawkian; Turinian)


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

Type section: on deeply gullied hillsides about 0.25 mi south of Dunkard Church and 6.0 mi S. 80 deg. W. of Natural Bridge, Botetourt Co., VA (Cooper and Cooper, 1946).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin


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

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"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 ( ).

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