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Geologic Unit: New Albany

Usage:

New Albany Shale (IN*,IL*,KY*)
New Albany Shale of Knobs Group (IL)
[?] New Albany Group (IN*,IL*,KY*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Blocher (IN,KY), Camp Run (IN,KY), Clegg Creek (KY,IN), Duffin (KY), Ellsworth (IN), Hannibal (IN), Henryville (IN), Morgan Trail (IN,KY), Portwood (KY), Sanderson (KY), Three Lick Bed (KY*), Underwood (IN,KY) Members of New Albany Shale; Blocher (IL), Grassy Creek (IL*), Hannibal (IL), Horton Creek (IL), Huron (IN,KY), Louisiana (IL), Olentangy (IN,KY), Saverton (IL), Selmier (IL,IN), Sweetland Creek (IL), Sylamore (IL) Shales/Formations of New Albany Group


Geologic age:

Middle Devonian to Early Mississippian (Givetian to Kinderhookian)*


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

Exposures at New Albany, Floyd Co., southern IN (Borden, 1874).


AAPG geologic province:

Cincinnati arch*
Illinois 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 ([ ]).