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Geologic Unit: Clifton Creek

Usage:

Clifton Creek Limestone (TN)


Geologic age:

Mississippian


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

Type section: on a hillside on the east bank of Clifton Creek, 1.8 km northeast of Snow Flake, Looneys Gap quadrangle, Hawkins Co., TN (Brent, 1982).
Reference section: 1 km northeast of intersection of Laurel Branch Road and TN Highway 94, Camelot quadrangle, Hawkins Co., northeastern TN (Brent, 1982).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin


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