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Geologic Unit: Wachapreague

Usage:

Wachapreague Formation (VA*)


Geologic age:

Quaternary*
Pleistocene, late*
Sangamonian, late*
Wisconsinan, early*


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

Type section (subsurface): borehole W-1, on the crest of relict Upshur Neck barrier ridge, 1 mi (1.6 km) north-northeast of center of town of Wachapreague, Accomack Co., VA (Mixon, 1985).


AAPG geologic province:

Atlantic Coast 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 ([ ]).