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Geologic Unit: Frolona

Usage:

No current usage.
(Rocks of †Frolona Formation (AL*,GA*) reallocated to Crawfish Creek and Nantahala Formations of Chilhowee Group, Sweetwater Creek, and Illinois Creek Formations. See Crawfish Creek, Illinois Creek, Nantahala, and Sweetwater Creek.)


Geologic age:

Cambrian*


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

Type section (composite): characteristic exposures along secondary roads south and southwest of the community of Frolona, and along Hillabahatchee Creek northeast of Frolona, Frolona 7.5-min quadrangle, Heard County, GA. Named from community of Frolona, Heard Co., GA (Crawford and Medlin, 1974; Higgins and others, 1988).


AAPG geologic province:

Piedmont-Blue Ridge province*


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 ([ ]).