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Geologic Unit: Nolichucky

Usage:

Nolichucky Shale of Conasauga Group (AL*,GA*,KY*,TN*,VA*,WV*)
Nolichucky Formation of Conasauga Group (VA)


Subunits:

Bradley Creek Member (TN,VA).


Geologic age:

Late Cambrian*


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

Type region: along Nolichucky River, Greeneville region, Greene Co., eastern TN (US geologic names lexicon, USGS Bull. 896; see Keith, 1905, USGS Greeneville folio, no. 118).
Standard section: along TN Highway 33, 7 mi northeast of Maynardville, between bridge over Cox Branch and south end of new bridge over Norris Reservoir, which covers original type locality (GNC index card files).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian 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 ([ ]).