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Geologic Unit: Crossnore

Usage:

Crossnore Complex (NC*,TN*,VA*)
Crossnore Intrusive Suite (NC,VA)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Brown Mountain Granite (NC*), Catoctin Formation (VA*), Grandfather Mountain Formation (NC*,TN*), Linville Metadiabase (NC*,TN*), Mount Rogers Formation (NC*,TN*,VA*).


Geologic age:

Precambrian*
Proterozoic, Late*
Cambrian, Early*


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

Type area: west limb of Blue Ridge anticlinorium, near Crossnore, Avery Co., NC (Rankin and others, 1983).


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 ([ ]).