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Geologic Unit: Falling Creek

Usage:

Falling Creek Member of Doswell Formation (VA*)


Geologic age:

Triassic, Late*
Carnian, middle*


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

Type section: exposures along Stagg Creek, beginning at Hanover Country Club, 0.2 mi (0.3 km) north of VA Highway 54, south to the contact with Petersburg Granite, Hanover Academy quadrangle, Hanover Co., VA. Named from Falling Creek, 2.1 mi (3.4 km) northwest of Ashland (Weems, 1980).


AAPG geologic province:

Piedmont-Blue Ridge province*
Taylorsville 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 ([ ]).