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Geologic Unit: Chickahominy

Usage:

Chickahominy Formation of Pamunkey Group (subsurface of MD,VA*)


Geologic age:

early Tertiary (late Eocene; Jacksonian)*


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

Type locality (subsurface): Wells 2 and 4, Navy Mine Depot, Yorktown, York Co., southeastern VA (Cushman and Cedarstrom, 1945).


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 ([ ]).