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Geologic Unit: Brightseat

Usage:

Brightseat Formation of Pamunkey Group (MD*,VA*)
Brightseat Formation (DC*)


Geologic age:

Tertiary*
Paleocene, early*
Danian, early*


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

Exposure in an unnamed creek 1 mi west-southwest of Brightseat and 0.2 mi south of Sheriff Road in Prince Georges Co., MD (Bennett and Collins, 1952; Hazel, 1968).


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 ([ ]).