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Geologic Unit: Frozen

Usage:

Frozen Sandstone Member of Pikeville Formation of Breathitt Group (KY-local)
Frozen Sandstone Member of Breathitt Formation (KY*-local)
Recognized locally in Hazard district.


Geologic age:

late Early Pennsylvanian (late Bashkirian; Westphalian B; early, but not earliest Atokan)*


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

Type section: roadcut exposures in newly opened highway [KY Route 15] along right bank of North Fork of Kentucky River, 0.3 mi north-northeast of the Frozen Creek Post Office, [Jackson 7.5-min quadrangle, 1961 ed., photorevised 1978], Breathitt Co., eastern KY (Hansen and others, 1962).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin*


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 ([ ]).