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Geologic Unit: New Providence

Usage:

New Providence Formation (KY*)
New Providence Formation of Borden Group (IN)
New Providence Shale (TN*)
New Providence Shale of Borden Group (IN*)
New Providence Shale Member of Borden Formation (KY*)
New Providence Shale Member of Fort Payne Formation (KY*)


Subunits:

FORMATION STATUS (alphabetical): Button Mold Knob Member (IN,KY), Churn Creek Shale Member (KY), Clay City Siltstone Member (KY), Coral Ridge Member (IN,KY), /Kenwood Member (KY*,IN*).
MEMBER STATUS: Floyds Knob Bed (KY*).


Geologic age:

Mississippian, Early*
Osagean*


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

Named from New Providence, Clarke Co., IN, now known as Borden (Wilmarth, 1938).
Exposures are found in the lowlands and lowest part of the Knobstone Escarpment both north and south of Broomhill, in southwest corner sec. 5, T. 1 S., R. 6 E. (Shaver and others, 1986).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin*
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 ([ ]).