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Geologic Unit: Waynesville

Usage:

Waynesville Formation (OH*)
Waynesville Shale (OH*)
Waynesville Formation of Cincinnati group (informal) (OH)

(informal Cincinnati group is the usage of the OH Geol. Survey. The rank or lithologic term should not be capitalized.)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) all in OH: Blanchester Member, Clarksville Member, Fort Ancient Member.


Geologic age:

Late Ordovician (Cincinnatian; Richmondian)*


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

Type area: Waynesville, Warren Co., OH (Tobin, 1986).
Principal reference section: outcrop at Caesar Dam (Tobin, 1986).


AAPG geologic province:

Cincinnati arch*


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 ([ ]).