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Geologic Unit: Hesse

Usage:

Hesse Quartzite of Chilhowee Group (NC*,TN*)
Hesse Sandstone of Chilhowee Group (TN*)
Hesse Quartzite Member of Erwin Formation (NC*,TN*,VA*)


Geologic age:

Early Cambrian*


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

Type locality: on Hesse Creek near Chilhowee Mountain, Blockhouse quadrangle, Blount Co., eastern TN (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200; see Neuman and Nelson, 1965).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin*
Piedmont-Blue Ridge province*


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 ([ ]).