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Geologic Unit: Norton

Usage:

Norton Formation (VA*)


Subunits:

Council Sandstone Member (VA*), McClure Sandstone Member (VA*), Puncheon Camp Sandstone Member (VA*), Eagle Shale Member (VA)


Geologic age:

Pennsylvanian, Early*
Pennsylvanian, Middle*


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

Type section: in town of Coeburn, at junction of VA Highway 646 to Wise and VA Highway 72 to Cranesnest, Toms Creek quadrangle, 2 mi west to Wise Mountain Fire Lookout Tower, Wise quadrangle, Wise Co., southwestern VA (Miller, 1969).


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 ([ ]).