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Geologic Unit: Sterling

Usage:

Sterling Plutonic Suite (CT*,MA*,RI*)


Subunits:

Hope Valley Alaskite Gneiss (RI*,CT*,MA*), Ten Rod Granite Gneiss (RI*,CT*), Potter Hill Granite Gneiss (RI*,CT*), and Ponaganset Gneiss (RI*,CT*,MA*)


Geologic age:

Late Proterozoic*


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

Crops out in Sterling Twp., Windham Co., eastern CT (Gregory, 1906).


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 ([ ]).