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Geologic Unit: Marcum Hollow

Usage:

Marcum Hollow Sandstone Member of Wise Formation (VA*)


Geologic age:

Middle Pennsylvanian (Atokan)*


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

Type section: along VA Highway 624, between Keokee, Lee Co., VA, and Morris Gap at crest of Little Black Mountain, VA-KY State line, beginning at gentle curve, 1,000 ft north-northwest of junction of VA Highways 606 and 624 in north part of town of Keokee, and ending at top of Little Black Mountain on dirt road, 200 ft west of Morris Gap, Lee Co., southwestern VA. Named for Marcum Hollow, just north of town of Keokee, Keokee 7.5-min quadrangle, Lee Co., southwestern VA (Miller, 1969).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin*


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

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Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).