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Geologic Unit: Richard Russell

Usage:

Richard Russell Formation (NC*)
Richard Russell Gneiss (NC*)
Richard Russell Gneiss of Great Smoky Group of Ocoee Supergroup (GA*)


Geologic age:

Middle Proterozoic(?)*


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

Exposures along Richard Russell Highway (GA Highway 348) extending for 0.3 mi northwest from Hogpen Gap, Cowrock 7.5-min quadrangle, Union Co., GA (Gillon, 1982).


AAPG geologic province:

Piedmont-Blue Ridge 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 ([ ]).