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Geologic Unit: Wildcat

Usage:

Wildcat Member of Taine Mountain Formation (CT*)


Geologic age:

Middle Ordovician*


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

Exposures south of Tunxis Trail in type locality of Taine Mountain Formation, outcrops east of Case Cemetery and on Wildcat Mountain, Collinsville and Bristol quadrangles, Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven Cos., CT. (Stanley, 1964).


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 ([ ]).