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Geologic Unit: Dan River

Usage:

Dan River Group of Newark Supergroup (NC*)


Subunits:

Pine Hall Formation*, Cow Branch Formation*, Stoneville Formation*


Geologic age:

Triassic, Late*
Carnian
Norian


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

Type area: Dan River basin, Stokes and Rockingham Cos., NC (Thayer, 1970).


AAPG geologic province:

Piedmont-Blue Ridge province*
Davie County basin*
Dan River-Danville basin*


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 ([ ]).