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Geologic Unit: Lenoir

Usage:

Lenoir Limestone (AL*,GA*,TN*,VA*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Cottingham Creek Member (AL*), Deaton Member (GA*), Douglas Lake Member (TN*), Lee Branch member (informal) (AL), Mosheim Member (AL*,GA*,TN*) or Mosheim Limestone Member (AL*,GA*,TN*).


Geologic age:

Middle to Late Ordovician (Whiterockian; Chazyan and older)*


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

Named from exposures at Lenoir Station [Lenoir City, Lenoir City 7.5-min quadrangle], Loudon Co., eastern TN (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).


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 ([ ]).