Template:Infobox rockunit

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Usage

Specify parameters as instructed below. {{{name}}} will default to the name of the page if unspecified. {{{period}}} should specify the main period in which the unit lies; this will colour the taxobox according to the international standard period colours. If {{{age}}} is unspecified, then the value of {{{period}}} will also be used to illustrate the unit's stratigraphic range.

{{Infobox rockunit
| name           = 
| period         =
| age            = 
| image          = 
| imagesize      = 
| caption        = 
| type           = [[Geological formation]]
| prilithology   = 
| otherlithology = 
| unitof         = 
| subunits       = 
| underlies      = 
| overlies       = 
| thickness      = up to {{Convert||ft|m|-1}}
| area           = 
| map            = 
| map_caption    = 
<!----Location---->
| location       =
| coordinates    = {{Coord||N||W|display=inline}} 
| region         = 
| country        = 
| extent         = {{Convert||mi|km}}
<!--Type section--->
| namedfor       = <!--Usually a nearby town-->
| namedby        = <!--Author of defining paper-->
| year_ts        = <!--Year of definition-->
| location_ts    = <!--Place,mountain,...-->
| coordinates_ts = {{Coord||N||W|display=inline}}<!--Geographic coordinates-->
| paleocoordinates_ts = {{Coord||N||W|display=inline}}<!--Paleocoordinates-->
| region_ts      = <!--Region of type section-->
| country_ts     = <!--Country of type section-->
| thickness_ts   = <!--Thickness at type section-->
}}

Usage examples

Marcellus Formation
Stratigraphic range: Mid Devonian, ~395–390 Ma
MarcellusShaleBank1.jpg
Marcellus shale exposure above Marcellus, New York
Type Geological formation
Unit of Hamilton Group
Sub-units {list of sub-units}
Underlies Mahantango Formation
Overlies Onondaga Formation
Area {area}
Thickness up to 900 feet (270 m)
Lithology
Primary Shale
Other Slate, Limestone, Sandstone
Location
Coordinates Lua error: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
Region Appalachian Basin of
eastern North America
Country {country}
Extent 600 miles (970 km)
Type section
Named for Marcellus, New York
Named by James Hall
Year defined 1839
Country USA
180px
Extent of the Marcellus Formation
{{Infobox rockunit
 | name = Marcellus Formation
 | age = Mid Devonian, ~{{fossil range|395|390}}
 | period = Mid Devonian
 | image = MarcellusShaleBank1.jpg
 | imagesize = 180px
 | type = [[Geological formation]]
 | prilithology = [[Shale]]
 | otherlithology = [[Slate]], [[Limestone]], [[Sandstone]]
 | region = [[Appalachian Basin]] of
             <br><eastern North America
 | country = {country}
 | coordinates = {{coord|42.99|N|76.34|W}}
 | caption = Marcellus shale exposure 
             above Marcellus, New York
 | unitof = [[Hamilton Group]]
 | subunits = {list of sub-units}
 | underlies = [[Mahantango Formation]]
 | overlies = [[Onondaga Formation]]
 | thickness = up to {{convert|900|ft|m|-1}}
 | extent = {{convert|600|mi|km}}
 | area = {area}
 | map = Little Belts.PNG
 | map_caption = Extent of the Marcellus Formation

| namedfor       = [[Marcellus (village), New York|Marcellus, New York]]
| namedby        = [[James Hall (paleontologist)|James Hall]]
| year_ts        = 1839

| location_ts    = <!--Place,mountain,...-->
| coordinates_ts = {{Coord||N||W|display=inline}}<!--Geographic coordinates-->

| region_ts      = <!--Region of type section-->
| country_ts     = USA
| thickness_ts   = <!--Thickness at type section-->
}}
Cretaceous chalk
Stratigraphic range: Late Cretaceous
Lithology
Primary Chalk
Location
Country U.K.
{{infobox rockunit
 | name = Cretaceous chalk
 | period = Late Cretaceous
 | prilithology = Chalk
 | country = U.K.
}}