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Geologic Unit: Bowen

Usage:

Bowen Limestone (VA)
Bowen Formation (TN*,VA*)
Bowen Formation of Chickamauga Group (TN)


Geologic age:

Late Ordovician (Mohawkian; Turinian)*


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

Type section: along State Highway 91, 0.5 mi south of intersection with County Road 604, Tazewell Co., southwestern VA. Named from Bowen Cove at northwest base of Short Mountain and along County Road 609, west of Maiden Spring (Cooper and Prouty, 1943).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian 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 ([ ]).