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Geologic Unit: Little River

Usage:

/Little River Gneiss (VA*)


Geologic age:

Middle Proterozoic*


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

Well exposed along eastern side of VA Highway 102 just south of County Road 619W and in quarry on east side of VA Highway 8, approx 1.1 mi south of Little River Bridge at Floyd-Montgomery Co. line, southwestern VA (Dietrich, 1959).


AAPG geologic province:

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 ([ ]).