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Geologic Unit: Elk Park

Usage:

Elk Park Plutonic Suite (NC*)
Elk Park Supersuite (NC)
/Elk Park Plutonic Group (VA)


Subunits:

Cranberry Gneiss (NC*), Blowing Rock Gneiss (NC*), and Wilson Creek Gneiss (NC*)


Geologic age:

Middle Proterozoic*


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

Not designated. Named from the village of Elk Park, Avery Co., NC (Rankin and others, 1973).


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 ([ ]).