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Geologic Unit: Kahatchee Mountain

Usage:

Kahatchee Mountain Group (AL*,GA*)


Subunits:

Waxahatchee Slate/Formation (AL), Sawyer Limestone (AL), Brewer Phyllite/Formation (AL), Wash Creek Slate/Formation (AL)


Geologic age:

Precambrian*
Proterozoic, Late*
Cambrian*


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

Type area: southwestern part of the Talladega slate belt in southeast Shelby and northeast Chilton Cos., AL. Named from the mountainous area northwest of Sylacauga (Tull, 1982).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin*
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 ([ ]).