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Geologic Unit: Gilliam Creek

Usage:

Gilliam Creek Limestone (TN)


Geologic age:

Mississippian, Late


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

Type section: exposures southeast of Gilliam Cemetery and along both sides of Gilliam Creek where it cuts through Chestnut Ridge, southwest of Looneys Gap in Clinch Mountain, Looneys Gap quadrangle, Hawkins Co., TN (Brent, 1982).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

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