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Geologic Unit: Wise

Usage:

Wise Formation (VA*)


Subunits:

Robbins Chapel Member (VA*). Keokee Member (VA*). Clover Fork Member (VA*). Marcum Hollow Member (VA*). Rockhouse Valley Member (VA*). Cannelton Shale Member (VA). Betsie Shale Member (VA*). Kendrick Shale Member (VA*). Reynolds Sandstone Member (VA*). Magoffin Member (VA*).


Geologic age:

Early to Middle Pennsylvanian (Morrowan to Atokan)*


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

Named from exposures in Wise Co., VA (Campbell, 1893).
Type section: along VA Highway 160 from mouth of Looney Creek at Appalachia, Wise Co., westward to crest of Big Black Mountain on VA-KY State line, Appalachia quadrangle, Miller (1969).


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 ([ ]).