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Geologic Unit: Lowville

Usage:

Lowville Limestone of Black River Group (NY*,PA*,VT)
Lowville Limestone (MD*,VA*,WV*)
Lowville Formation of Black River Group (NY,VT)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Barriefield Hill Metabentonite [Bed] (NY), House Creek Member (NY), Sawyer Bay Member (VT,NY),


Geologic age:

Late Ordovician (Mohawkian; Turinian)*


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

Notable exposures at Lowville, Lewis Co., NY (Clarke and Schuchert, 1899).


AAPG geologic province:

Adirondack uplift
Appalachian basin*
New England province


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 ([ ]).