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Geologic Unit: Kingsport

Usage:

Kingsport Formation of Knox Group (TN*)
Kingsport Limestone of Knox Group (TN*)
Kingsport Dolomite of Knox Group (TN*,VA*)
Kingsport Dolomite Member of Beekmantown Formation of Knox Group (VA)


Geologic age:

Early Ordovician*


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

Type section: on east side of U.S. Highway 23 just northwest of Kingsport, Sullivan Co., eastern TN. Top of formation is 0.55 mi north of traffic light at intersection of U.S. Highways 23 and 11W; base is 0.23 mi farther north (Bridge, 1956).


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 ([ ]).