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Geologic Unit: Hermitage

Usage:

Hermitage Formation (AL*,KY*)
Hermitage Formation of Nashville Group (AL*,GA*,TN*)
Hermitage Limestone (KY*)
Hermitage Limestone of Nashville Group (GA*,TN*)
Hermitage Member of Nashville Formation of Chickamauga Group (GA)


Subunits:

FORMATION STATUS (alphabetical): Capitol Metabentonite [Bed] (AL,GA,TN), Curdsville Limestone Member (TN).


Geologic age:

Late Ordovician (Mohawkian; Chatfieldian; Kirkfieldian)*


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

Type area: near Hermitage Station on hill between Stoner Creek and Lebanon-Nashville and Central Pikes, Davidson Co., west-central TN (Wilson, 1949).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin*
Cincinnati arch*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"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 ([ ]).