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Geologic Unit: Hazel Patch

Usage:

Hazel Patch sandstone (informal, unranked) in Grundy Formation of Breathitt Group (KY)
Notable exposures in Licking River and Southwestern districts.

Informal and unranked. The lithologic term should not be capitalized.


Geologic age:

late Early Pennsylvanian (Bashkirian; Westphalian A; late Morrowan)


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

Named from exposures near Hazel Patch, Laurel Co., eastern KY (Greb and Archer, 1995).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin


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

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