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Geologic Unit: Roach Creek

Usage:

Roach Creek Sandstone Member of Graves Gap Formation (TN*)
Roach Creek Sandstone (unranked) in Graves Gap Formation (TN)


Geologic age:

Middle Pennsylvanian (Moscovian; Westphalian; Atokan)*


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

Exposures above Roach Creek, near Dean, Block quadrangle, Scott Co., eastern TN (Wilson and others, 1956).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin*


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

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Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).