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Geologic Unit: Weverton

Usage:

Weverton Formation of Chilhowee Group (MD*,PA*,VA*,WV*)
Weverton Quartzite of Chilhowee Group (VA*)
Weverton Formation (MD)
Weverton Quartzite (MD*,PA*,VA*,WV*)
Misspelled Weaverton is some early reports.


Subunits:

(ascending) Buzzard Knob (MD*,PA,VA*,WV*), Maryland Heights (MD*,VA*,WV*), Owens Creek (MD*,VA*,PA,WV*) Members (MD,VA,PA) [replace informal Loft Mountain, Oregon Hollow, Dismal Hollow members of Nunan (1979) as used by Patchen and Avary (1986)]


Geologic age:

Early Cambrian*


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

Named from exposures at Weverton [correct spelling], Washington Co., western MD (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin (Eastern Overthrust area)*
Piedmont-Blue Ridge province*


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 ([ ]).