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Geologic Unit: Pamunkey

Usage:

Pamunkey Group (MD*,VA*,DC*)
Pamunkey Formation (DE)


Subunits:

Brightseat Formation, Aquia Formation, Marlboro Clay, Nanjemoy Formation, Piney Point Formation, Chickahominy Formation (MD*,VA*,DC*).


Geologic age:

Tertiary*
Paleocene*
Eocene*


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

Type area: Named from extensive exposures along Pamunkey River, VA (Darton, 1891).


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 ([ ]).