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Geologic Unit: Nichols

Usage:

Nichols Shale of Chilhowee Group (AL,GA,NC*,TN*)
Nichols Formation of Chilhowee Group (AL*,GA*)


Geologic age:

Early Cambrian (Placentian)*


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

Named from Nichols Branch of Walden Creek, at east end of Chilhowee Mountain, Sevier Co., eastern TN (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin*
Piedmont-Blue Ridge province*


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 ([ ]).