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Geologic Unit: Prescott

Usage:

Prescott Complex (MA*)


Subunits:

Cooleyville Granitic Gneiss (MA*).


Geologic age:

Devonian*


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

Packard Mountain in Prescott, Hampshire Co., west-central MA (Emerson, 1917).
Town of Prescott was obliterated by establishment of Quabbin Reservoir, so all exposures are present on Prescott Peninsula of Quabbin Reservoir (Robinson and Luttrell, 1985).


AAPG geologic province:

New England province*


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 ([ ]).