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Geologic Unit: Sunbury

Usage:

Sunbury Shale (IN*,KY*,MI*,OH*,WV*)
Sunbury Shale of Pocono Group (WV)
Sunbury Member of Orangeville Shale (OH*,PA*)
Sunbury Shale Member of Price Formation (VA,WV)
Sunbury Shale Member of Chattanooga Shale (KY,VA)
Sunbury Shale Member of Pocono Formation (VA)


Geologic age:

Early Mississippian*


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

Type area: exposures on Rattlesnake Creek near Sunbury, Delaware Co., OH (Hicks, 1878).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin*
Cincinnati arch*
Michigan basin*


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 ([ ]).