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Geologic Unit: Traverse

Usage:

Traverse Group (MI*)
Traverse Formation (MI)
Traverse Formation of Muscatatuck Group (IN)


Subunits:

GROUP STATUS (alphabetical) --all in MI: Alpena Limestone*, Beebe School Formation*, Bell Shale*, Charlevoix Limestone, Ferron Point Formation*, Four Mile Dam Formation*, Genshaw Formation*, Gravel Point Formation, Jordan River Formation, Koehler Limestone, Newton Creek Limestone*, Norway Point Formation*, Petosky Formation or Petosky Limestone, Potter Farm Formation, Rockport Quarry Limestone*, Silica Formation, Tenmile Creek Dolomite, Thunder Bay Limestone*.


Geologic age:

Middle Devonian*


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

Exposures on Little Traverse Bay, Michigan (Winchell, 1871).


AAPG geologic province:

Michigan 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 ([ ]).