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Geologic Unit: Fauquier

Usage:

Fauquier Formation (VA*)
Fauquier Formation of Lynchburg Group (VA)
Fauquier Group (VA*)


Subunits:

Bunker Hill, Monumental Mills, Swains Mountain, and Carter Run Formations (VA*).


Geologic age:

Late Proterozoic*


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

Exposures in the vicinity of Fauquier White Sulphur Springs, Fauquier Co., VA (Furcron, 1939).


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 ([ ]).