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Geologic Unit: Mascot

Usage:

Mascot Dolomite of Knox Group (TN*,VA*)
Mascot Formation of Knox Group (TN,VA)
Mascot Formation (VA)
Mascot Dolomite Member of Beekmantown Formation of Knox Group (VA)


Geologic age:

Early Ordovician*


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

Named from Mascot, Knox Co., eastern TN, near which several partial sections are exposed (Oder and Miller, 1945).


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 ([ ]).