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Geologic Unit: Cane Creek

Usage:

Cane Creek Formation (TN,VA)


Geologic age:

Late Ordovician (Mohawkian)


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

Type section: along the Louisville and Nashville RR east of Cane Creek, approx. 0.5 mi along railroad from station at Ben Hur, Ben Hur quadrangle, Lee Co., southwest VA (Cooper, 1956).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin


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

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