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Geologic Unit: Coldwater

Usage:

Coldwater Shale (IN,MI*)
Coldwater Formation (MI)


Geologic age:

Mississippian, Early*
Osagean
Kinderhookian


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

Named from exposures on Coldwater River, Branch and Hillsdale Cos., southern MI (Lane, 1899).


AAPG geologic province:

Michigan 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 ([ ]).