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Geologic Unit: Hinton

Usage:

Hinton Formation (KY*,TN*,VA*,WV*)
Hinton Formation of Mauch Chunk Group (VA*,WV*)
Hinton Formation of Pennington Group (KY,VA*,WV)
Hinton Group (WV)


Subunits:

FORMATION STATUS (alphabetical): Eads Mill Member (VA,WV), Falls Mills Sandstone Member (VA*,WV*), Hackett Sandstone Member (WV*), Little Stone Gap Member (KY,VA*,WV*), Neal Sandstone Member (VA*,WV*), Pratter Shale Member (VA*,WV*), Ravencliff Member (WV), Stony Gap Sandstone Member (KY,VA*,WV*), Tallery Sandstone Member (VA*,WV*).


Geologic age:

Late Mississippian (Serpukhovian; Chesterian)*


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

Type area: Hinton, Summers Co., south-central WV (Campbell and Mendenhall, 1896).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin*


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 ([ ]).