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Geologic Unit: Martin Creek

Usage:

Martin Creek Limestone (TN*,VA*)
Martin Creek Limestone of Chickamauga Group (TN)


Geologic age:

Late Ordovician (Mohawkian; Turinian)*


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

Type section: Along county road that climbs bluff west of bridge across Martin Creek at its junction with Powell River, northwestern corner of Hancock Co., TN (Miller and Brosge, 1954).


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 ([ ]).