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Geologic Unit: Rockwell

Usage:

Rockwell Formation of Pocono Group (WV*,MD*)
Rockwell Formation (PA*,MD,WV)
Rockwell Member of Price Formation (WV)


Subunits:

Patton Shale Member (PA,MD) and Riddlesburg Shale Member (WV,MD); Finzel tongue (MD,PA)


Geologic age:

Devonian, Late*
Mississippian, Early*
Kinderhookian


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

Exposures at Rockwell Run, 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 ([ ]).