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Geologic Unit: Harpers

Usage:

Harpers Formation of Chilhowee Group (MD*,PA*,VA*,WV*)
Harpers Phyllite of Chilhowee Group (MD*,PA*)
Harpers Schist (PA*)
Harpers Shale of Chilhowee Group (VA*,WV*)
Harpers Formation (MD)


Subunits:

Snowden Member (VA*); Montalto Quartzite Member (PA*)


Geologic age:

Early Cambrian*


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

Exposures in gorges of Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers at Harpers Ferry, east-central WV (Keith, 1894).


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 ([ ]).