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Geologic Unit: Okefenokee

Usage:

Okefenokee Formation (GA,FL,SC)


Geologic age:

Tertiary
Miocene
Quaternary
Pleistocene


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

Named from Okefenokee Swamp, a great swampy tract in southern GA covering part of Charlton, Ware, and Clinch Cos. The swamp occupies a portion of the plain on which these deposits were laid down (Veatch and Stephenson, 1911).


AAPG geologic province:

South Georgia sedimentary province
Atlantic Coast 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 ([ ]).