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Geologic Unit: Scott

Usage:

No current usage.
(Rocks of †Scott Formation (TN), or †Scott Shale (TN), reallocated to (ascending) Graves Gap Formation, Redoak Mountain Formation, and Vowell Mountain Formation. See Graves Gap, Redoak Mountain, and Vowell Mountain.)


Geologic age:

Middle Pennsylvanian (Atokan)


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

Named from its frequent occurrence in Scott Co., eastern TN (Keith, 1896).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

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