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Geologic Unit: Trenton

Usage:

Trenton Gravel (PA)
(†Trenton Gravel not used by the NJ Geol. Survey; "type" in NJ.)


Geologic age:

Quaternary (Pleistocene)


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

Named from Trenton, Mercer Co., west-central NJ. Part of city of Trenton is built on terrace covered with this gravel (Lewis, 1881).


AAPG geologic province:

Atlantic Coast 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 ([ ]).