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Geologic Unit: Rye

Usage:

Rye Formation (NH,ME)
Rye Complex (NH*,ME*)


Subunits:

Informal members down column from latest to earliest: metavolcanic member, metasedimentary member.


Geologic age:

Precambrian(?)*
Proterozoic, Late(?)*
Cambrian*
Ordovician(?)*


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

Along the Rye coast, Rye Twp., Rockingham Co., NH (Wandke, 1922).


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 ([ ]).