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Geologic Unit: Carters

Usage:

Carters Limestone of Stones River Group (GA*,TN*)
Originally called Carter's Creek.


Subunits:

Deicke K-bentonite Bed (GA*,TN*).


Geologic age:

Late Ordovician (Mohawkian; Turinian to early Chatfieldian)*


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

Named from exposures on Carters Creek, Maury Co., Nashville dome, central TN. Carters Creek arises from many several tributaries about 8 mi north of Columbia, Maury Co., flows essentially southward, joining Rutherford Creek about 3.5 mi north of Columbia (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).


AAPG geologic province:

Cincinnati arch*
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 ([ ]).