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Geologic Unit: Broad Ford

Usage:

Broad Ford Sandstone (VA,WV)
Broad Ford Member of Pocono Formation (WV)
Broad Ford Sandstone Member of Pocono Formation (VA)
Broad Ford Sandstone Member of Price Formation (VA)


Geologic age:

Mississippian, Early


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

At line between Smyth and Tazewell Cos., VA, about 0.5 mi north of Broad Ford village where Laurel Creek of Holston River cuts gap through ridge known as Pine Mountain on west and Brushy Mountain on east (Reger, 1926).


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 ( ).

Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).