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Geologic Unit: Wauseca

Usage:

Wauseca Pyritic Member of Dunn Creek Slate of Paint River Group of Marquette Range Supergroup (MI*-local)
Notable exposures in Iron River-Crystal Falls district, Northern Peninsula.


Geologic age:

Early Proterozoic*


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

Not designated. Named from exposures at Wauseca Mine at Iron River, southern Iron Co., Northern Peninsula, northwestern MI (James, 1958).


AAPG geologic province:

Lake Superior region*
Wisconsin arch*


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 ([ ]).