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Geologic Unit: Butting Ram

Usage:

Butting Ram Sandstone of Talladega Group (AL*)
Butting Ram Quartzite of Talladega Group (AL)


Geologic age:

Early to Middle Devonian*


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

Named for fact it is believed to form Butting Ram shoals on Coosa River, on border btw. Chilton and Coosa Cos., eastern AL, about 10 mi. northeast of Clanton. Is well exposed on headwaters of Mahan Creek, 4 mi. west-southwest of Jemison, and has been closely traced from 2+/- mi east-northeast of Jemison, to Coosa River in vicinity of Butting Ram shoals (Butts, 1926).


AAPG geologic province:

Piedmont-Blue Ridge province*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"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 ([ ]).