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Geologic Unit: Holyoke

Holyoke Basalt of the Newark Supergroup (MA*,CT*)

Jurassic, Early*

Geologic Province:
New England province*
Hartford basin*
Pomperaug basin*
Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Type area: Holyoke Range, Holyoke quadrangle, Hampshire Co., MA (Emerson, 1917).

Unit Name History:
Named Holyoke Diabase (Emerson, 1898).
Revised (Willard, 1951).
Revised to Holyoke Lava Member of the Meriden Formation (Rodgers and others, 1959).
Revised to Holyoke Basalt of the Newark Group (Lehmann, 1959).
Revised to Holyoke Basalt of the Meriden Group (Sanders, 1968).
Age changed (Cornet and others, 1973).
MA State Geol. Map usage (Zen and others, 1983).
Assigned to Newark Supergroup (Robinson and Luttrell, 1985).
CT State Geol. Map usage (Rodgers, 1985).

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Last modified: 15-Jan-2013