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Geologic Unit: White Rocks

Usage:

White Rocks Sandstone Member of Warren Point Sandstone of Breathitt Group (KY-local)
White Rocks Sandstone Member of Lee Formation (recognized locally in KY*,VA*)
Notable exposures in Cumberland Mountain area.


Geologic age:

Early Pennsylvanian (Bashkirian; Westphalian A; Morrowan)*


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

Named from exposures at White Rocks, a prominent south-facing cliff at crest of Cumberland Mountain, Ewing 7.5-min quadrangle, Harlan Co., southeastern KY; overlooks town of Ewing, in Lee Co., southwestern VA (Englund and others, 1963).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin*


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 ([ ]).