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Geologic Unit: Piney Point

Usage:

Piney Point Formation (MD*,DE*,NJ)
Piney Point Formation of Pamunkey Group (VA*)


Geologic age:

Tertiary*
Eocene, middle*


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

Type section (subsurface): St. M-Fe 24, drilled for Curtiss Steuart in 1950 near tip of Piney Point Peninsula, 0.8 mi northeast of Piney Point lighthouse, St. Marys Co., MD (Otton, 1955).
Reference section: exposures along right bank of Pamunkey River (USGS Locality 26412) at Horseshoe, Manquin 7.5-min quadrangle, Hanover Co., VA.


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 ([ ]).