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Geologic Unit: Snowbird

Usage:

Snowbird Group of Ocoee Supergroup (GA*,NC*,TN*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Longarm Quartzite (NC*,TN*), Metcalf Phyllite (TN*), Parr Branch Formation (GA), Pigeon Siltstone (NC*,TN*) or Pigeon Slate (TN*), Pinelog Formation (GA), Rich Butt Sandstone (NC*,TN*), Roaring Fork Sandstone (NC*,TN*), Wading Branch Formation (NC*,TN*).


Geologic age:

Late Proterozoic*


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

Type section: along Pigeon River at southwest and south base of Snowbird Mountain, Haywood Co., western NC (King and others, 1958).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin*
Piedmont-Blue Ridge 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 ([ ]).