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Geologic Unit: Choptank

Usage:

Choptank Formation of Chesapeake Group (DE,MD*,VA*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Boston Cliffs Member (MD*,VA*), Conoy Member (MD*,VA*), Drumcliff Member (MD*,VA*), St. Leonard Member (MD*,VA*).


Geologic age:

Tertiary*
Miocene, late
Miocene, middle*


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

Exposures on Choptank River, a short distance below Dover Bridge, Talbot Co., eastern MD (Eastern Shore) (Shattuck, 1902).


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 ([ ]).