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Geologic Unit: Charles City

Usage:

Charles City Formation (VA*)


Geologic age:

Quaternary*
Pleistocene, early*


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

Type section: exposures in inactive sand and gravel pit on the north bank of the James River, at the Copeland triangulation station, east of Windmill Point, Charles City Co., Charles City quadrangle, southeastern VA (Johnson and Berquist, 1989).


AAPG geologic province:

Atlantic Coast basin*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

"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 ([ ]).