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Geologic Unit: Canton

Usage:

Canton Formation of New Georgia Group (GA)
(†Canton Formation of †New Georgia Group abandoned by the USGS.)


Subunits:

Proctor Creek Member, Palmer Creek Member, Chestatee Member, Helen Member (German, 1985).


Geologic age:

Late Proterozoic and/or early Paleozoic


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

Type area: exposures near Canton, in southwest part of Tate quadrangle, Cherokee Co., GA (Bayley, 1928).


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 ([ ]).