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Geologic Unit: Silver Creek

Usage:

Silver Creek Member of North Vernon Limestone (IN)
Silver Creek Member of Sellersburg Limestone (IN*,KY*)
Silver Creek Formation (IN)
(†Sellersburg Limestone not used by the IN Geol. Survey. Replaced with North Vernon Limestone.)


Geologic age:

late Middle Devonian (Givetian)*


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

Valley of Silver Creek, Clark Co., IN (Siebenthal, 1901).
Reference section: 14-ft exposure in Louisville Cement Company quarry at Speed (Clark Military Grants 131 and 132), Clark Co., IN (Burger and Patton, 1970).


AAPG geologic province:

Cincinnati arch*


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 ([ ]).