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Geologic Unit: Decatur

Usage:

Decatur Limestone (KY,TN*)
Decatur Limestone of Brownsport Group (TN)


Geologic age:

Silurian to Early Devonian*


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

Type section: at Tuck's Mill, 1.5 mi north of Decaturville, Decatur Co., west-central TN (Pate and Bassler, 1908).


AAPG geologic province:

Cincinnati arch*
Illinois basin


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 ([ ]).