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Geologic Unit: Little Falls

Usage:

Little Falls Dolostone (NY)
Little Falls Dolomite (NY*)
Little Falls Dolomite of Saratoga Springs Group (NY)


Geologic age:

Late Cambrian*


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

Named from exposures at pass in Mohawk Valley at Little Falls, Herkimer Co., east-central NY (Clarke, 1903; Hartnagel, 1912).
Type section (composite): 6 localities in Little Falls area [see Zenger (1976) for complete description].


AAPG geologic province:

Adirondack uplift*
New England province*
Appalachian basin*


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 ([ ]).