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Geologic Unit: Whigville

Usage:

Whigville Member of Taine Mountain Formation (CT*)


Geologic age:

Middle Ordovician*


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

Type section: Hillside 530 ft high, 2,000 ft south-southwest of the road junction in the village of Whigville, north-central Bristol quadrangle, Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven Cos, CT. (Simpson, 1989).


AAPG geologic province:

New England 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 ([ ]).