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Geologic Unit: Turners Falls

Usage:

Turners Falls Sandstone of Newark Supergroup (MA*)


Subunits:

Informal Conglomerate facies member


Geologic age:

Jurassic, Early*
Hettangian*


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

Town of Turners Falls, Millers Falls quadrangle, Franklin Co., northwestern MA. Exposed along State Highway 2 between Turners Falls and French King Bridge (Willard, 1951).


AAPG geologic province:

New England province*
Northfield basin*
Deerfield 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 ([ ]).