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Geologic Unit: Galesville

Usage:

Galesville Member of Dresbach Sandstone (IA)
Galesville Member of Wonewoc Formation (WI)
Galesville Sandstone (IL,IN,MN*)
Galesville Sandstone of Knox Group (IL-notably in southern part)
Galesville Sandstone of Dresbach Group (IA*,MI*,WI*)
Galesville Sandstone of Munising Group (IN,MI)


Geologic age:

Late Cambrian*


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

Named from exposures on bluff of Beaver Creek at mill dam at Galesville, Trempealeau Co., WI (Trowbridge and Atwater, 1934).


AAPG geologic province:

Cincinnati arch
Iowa shelf*
Sioux uplift*
Wisconsin 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 ([ ]).