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Geologic Unit: Scherr

Usage:

Scherr Formation (WV*,PA*,VA*)
Scherr Formation of Greenland Gap Group (WV,MD,PA)
Scherr Formation of Chemung Group (WV)


Subunits:

Minnehaha Springs Member (MD,PA,WV)


Geologic age:

Late Devonian*


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

Type section: along WV Highway 42, Lat. 39 deg. 11 min. 45 sec. N., Long. 79 deg. 10 min. 48 sec. W., Grant Co., east-central WV (Dennison, 1970).


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 ([ ]).