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Geologic Unit: Wildcat Valley

Usage:

Wildcat Valley Sandstone (TN*,VA*)


Geologic age:

Devonian, Early*
Devonian, Middle


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

Type section: Two miles south-southeast of Big Stone Gap, Wise Co., VA, on spur overlooking Wildcat Creek, 0.15 mile south of Irondale Church on U.S. Highway 23. Name derived from Wildcat Valley (Miller and others, 1964).


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 ([ ]).