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Geologic Unit: Mooretown

Usage:

Mooretown Sandstone (KY)
Mooretown Sandstone Member of Renault Formation (KY)
Mooretown Formation (IN*,KY*)
(†Mooretown Formation not used by the IN Geol. Survey. Replaced with Bethel Formation. See Bethel.)


Geologic age:

Middle Mississippian (Visean; early Chesterian)*


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

Named from exposures near abandoned village of Mooretown, Lawrence Co., IN.


AAPG geologic province:

Illinois basin*


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

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

"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 ([ ]).