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Geologic Unit: Dead River

Usage:

Dead River Formation (ME*,NH*)


Geologic age:

Cambrian, Late(?)*
Ordovician*
Ordovician, Early(?)*
Whiterockian*


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

Type area: Long Falls of Dead River, Little Bigelow Mountain area, Somerset Co., western ME (Boone, 1973).


AAPG geologic province:

New England province*


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 ([ ]).