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Geologic Unit: Fairview

Usage:

Fairview Formation (IN,KY*,OH*)
Fairview Formation of Cincinnati group (informal) (OH)
Fairview Member of Martinsburg Formation (PA)

(informal Cincinnati group is the usage of the OH Geol. Survey. The rank or lithologic term should not be capitalized.)


Subunits:

FORMATION STATUS (alphabetical): Fairmount Limestone Member (IN,OH*), Miamitown Shale Member (KY*), Mount Hope Shale Member (IN,OH*), North Bend Tongue (OH*).


Geologic age:

Late Ordovician (Cincinnatian; Edenian to Maysvillian)*


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

Fairview Heights, Cincinnati, OH (Bassler, 1906). Type section: South and west facing cliff below Bellevue Park, Cincinnati, OH (Ford, 1967).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin
Cincinnati arch*


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 ([ ]).