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Geologic Unit: Cannelton

Usage:

Cannelton limestone (informal) in Kanawha Formation (WV)
Cannelton limestone (informal) in Wise Formation (VA)
Called Stockton cement bed or Stockton limestone in early reports.

Informal. The rank or lithologic term should not be capitalized.


Geologic age:

Middle Pennsylvanian


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

Once burned for cement at Cannelton, Kanawha Co., southern WV, by Mr. Stockton (White, 1885).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin


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

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