APPALACHIAN NOMENCLATURE-1: Trenton-Black River could replace older Mid-Ordovician names in S. Appalachians

The Middle Ordovician carbonate platform facies and petroleum system (Nashville-Stones River or Trenton-Black River Groups) are currently the most active hydrocarbon plays in eastern North America.The facies are recognizable at the surface on the Nashville and Jessamine domes and can be traced using geophysical well log signatures from central Tennessee eastward beneath the Cumberland Plateau into Kentucky, Virginia, and the western Valley and Ridge of Tennessee.The Cumberland Plateau contains the western limit of deformation in the Appalachian overthrust region but is otherwise characterized by strata dipping gently southeastward from the Nashville and Jessamine domes (Fig. 1).1-3 The Na...

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