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Geologic Unit: Old Church

Usage:

Old Church Formation of Chesapeake Group (VA*,MD*)
Old Church Formation (VA*,MD)


Geologic age:

Tertiary*
Oligocene, late*
Miocene, early*
Chickasawhayan*


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

Type section: Located at USGS Locality 26412 on the right (south) bank of the Pamunkey River at Horseshoe, Manquin 7.5-min quadrangle, Hanover Co., VA (Ward, 1985).


AAPG geologic province:

Atlantic Coast basin*


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

"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 ([ ]).