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Geologic Unit: Ooltewah

Usage:

Ooltewah Formation (TN)


Geologic age:

Middle Ordovician


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

Along Mahan Gap Road and extends for 0.25 mile or more on either side of State Highway 60, Snow Hill quadrangle, Hamilton Co., TN (Cooper, 1956). Named from Ooltewah, Hamilton Co.


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin


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

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