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Geologic Unit: Molus

Usage:

Molus shale member (informal) of Grundy Formation of Breathitt Group (KY)
Notable exposures in Big Sandy and Upper Cumberland River districts.


Geologic age:

late Early Pennsylvanian (Bashkirian; Westphalian A; late Morrowan)


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

[Notable exposures in Big Sandy district, eastern KY, and Upper Cumberland River district, southeastern KY. Type locality not designated. Origin of name not stated by author (Chesnut, 1991).]


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin


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

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