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Geologic Unit: Saluda

Usage:

Saluda Formation (IN*)
Saluda Formation of Cincinnati group (informal) (OH)
Saluda Dolomite Member of Drakes Formation (KY*)
Saluda Member of Whitewater Formation (IN)
Saluda Limestone Member of Whitewater Formation of Cincinnati group (informal) (OH)

(informal Cincinnati group is the usage of the OH Geol. Survey. The rank or lithologic term should not be capitalized.)


Subunits:

FORMATION STATUS: Hitz Limestone Member (IN*).
MEMBER STATUS: Hitz Limestone Bed (KY*).


Geologic age:

Late Ordovician (Cincinnatian; Richmondian)*


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

Along Saluda Creek, 6 mi south of Hanover, Jefferson Co., IN. Typical exposures are at Madison, Jefferson Co., IN (Foerste, 1902).


AAPG geologic province:

Cincinnati arch*


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 ([ ]).