Cape Fear Formation (GA*,NC*,SC*)
Late Cretaceous (Turonian?, Coniacian?, and early Santonian)*
Named from exposures on Cape Fear River, [notably at Fayetteville], coastal plain of NC (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).
Atlantic Coast basin*
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