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Geologic Unit: Wickcliff

Usage:

No current usage.
(Rocks of †Wickcliff Sandstone (IN,KY) reallocated to Branchville Formation of Buffalo Wallow Group. See Branchville.)


Geologic age:

Late Mississippian (Serpukhovian; late Chesterian)


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

Exposures in ravines around Wickcliff, Crawford Co., IN (Malott, 1925).
[Along Birdseye Road and in a small creek or branch, just south of Wickcliff where unit is 35 ft thick (interpretation of Gray, 1992).]


AAPG geologic province:

Illinois basin


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

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