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Geologic Unit: Paperville

Usage:

Paperville Formation (GA,TN,VA)
Paperville Shale (VA*-subsurface)


Geologic age:

Late Ordovician (Whiterockian to Mohawkian; late Chazyan to Turinian)*


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

Type section: along Steele Creek, [southwestern edge of Bristol], Bristol (TVA 206-SW) quadrangle, [Sullivan Co.], northern TN. Named from Paperville, [southeast of Bristol, southeastern part of Bristol quadrangle] (Cooper, 1956).


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 ([ ]).