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Geologic Unit: Shirley

Usage:

Shirley Formation (VA*)


Geologic age:

Quaternary*
Pleistocene, middle*


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

Type section: north-south face of the Tarmac-LoneStar borrow pit, 0.8 mi southwest of the intersection of State Highways 5 and 156, Charles City Co., Westover quadrangle, southeastern VA. Named from Shirley Plantation (Johnson and Berquist, 1989).


AAPG geologic province:

Atlantic Coast basin*


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

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

"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 ([ ]).