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Geologic Unit: Purslane

Usage:

Purslane Sandstone (WV,MD)
Purslane Sandstone of Pocono Group (WV*,MD*)
Purslane Sandstone Member of Pocono Formation (MD)
Purslane Formation (MD)


Geologic age:

Mississippian, Early*
Osagean


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

Forms Purslane Mountain, Morgan Co., east-central WV (Stose and Swartz, 1912).


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 ([ ]).