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Geologic Unit: Cranberry

Usage:

Cranberry Gneiss of Elk Park Plutonic Suite (NC*,TN*)
Cranberry Suite of Elk Park Supersuite (NC)
Cranberry Gneiss of /Elk Park Plutonic Group (VA)

[A group name combines a geographic name with the term "group," and no lithic designation is included (ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005).]


Subunits:

Whaley Gneiss (NC).


Geologic age:

Middle Proterozoic*


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

Cranberry, Mitchell [now Avery] Co., western NC (Keith, 1903).


AAPG geologic province:

Piedmont-Blue Ridge province*


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 ([ ]).