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Geologic Unit: Scituate

Usage:

Scituate Granite (RI*,CT*)
/Scituate Plutonic Suite (RI)
/Scituate Plutonic Supersuite (RI)


Subunits:

Rhode Island Quincy Granite, Scituate Plutonic Suite, and East Greenwich Plutonic Suite of Scituate Plutonic Supersuite (Skehan and Rast, 1990).


Geologic age:

Middle Devonian*


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

Named from exposures in Scituate Twp., Providence Co., RI. Good exposures at east wall of spillway at west abutment of the Kent Dam of the Scituate Reservoir and in small quarry 0.5 mi west of Snake Dam (Quinn, 1951).


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 ([ ]).