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Geologic Unit: Pensauken

Pensauken Formation (NJ*,DE*,PA*,MD*)

Miocene, late*
Pleistocene, early
Geologic Province:
Atlantic Coast basin*

Areal Extent:

Type Locality:
Exposures at the mouth of Pensauken Creek, at Hylton's pits, northwestern Burlington Co., central NJ (Salisbury, 1894).

Unit Name History:
Named (Salisbury, 1894). Restricted (Salisbury, 1898). Assigned to Columbia group (Salisbury, 1901). Overview (Richards, 1945). Mapped in DE (Rasmussen and others, 1957). Mapped in PA (Gray and others, 1960). Age modified (Owens and others, 1974; Owens and Denny, 1979). Removed from Columbia Group (Owens and Denny, 1979). Areal limits in PA (Owens and Minard, 1979). Overview (Conant, 1990). Age modified (Pazzaglia and Gardner, 1993). Overview (Pazzaglia, 1993). Not used in DE (Ramsey, 1993). Overview in MD (Hansen and Drummond, 1994).

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Last modified: 15-Jan-2013