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Geologic Unit: Curdsville

Usage:

Curdsville Member of Lexington Limestone (IN*,KY*,OH*)
Curdsville Limestone Member of Lexington Limestone (IN*,KY*,OH*)
Curdsville Limestone Member of Hermitage Formation (TN*)


Subunits:

Capitol Metabentonite [Bed] (KY).


Geologic age:

Late Ordovician (Mohawkian; Chatfieldian; Kirkfieldian)*


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

Named from Curdsville Station [on the Q & C RR], Mercer Co., central KY (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).


AAPG geologic province:

Cincinnati arch*


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"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 ([ ]).