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Geologic Unit: Council

Usage:

Council Sandstone Member of Norton Formation (VA*)
Council Sandstone Member of New River Formation (VA*)


Geologic age:

Pennsylvanian, Early*


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

Exposure in bluff and roadcut of VA Highway 80 directly beneath Council Elementary School. Named from town of Council in north-central Big A Mountain quadrangle, Buchanan Co., southwestern VA (Miller and Meissner, 1977).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian 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 ([ ]).