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Geologic Unit: Cheesequake

Usage:

Cheesequake Formation (NJ*)


Geologic age:

Late Cretaceous (Santonian to Campanian)*


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

[Type locality:] exposures in gullies in Cheesequake Park, eastern part of South Amboy 7.5-min quadrangle, Middlesex Co., NJ (Owens and others, 1999).


AAPG geologic province:

Atlantic Coast basin*


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

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"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 ([ ]).