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  • Usage in publication:
    • Alderson limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Reger, D.B., and Price, P.H., 1926, Mercer, Monroe, and Summers Counties [West Virginia, with sections on paleobotany and paleontology by D.B. Reger, David White, G.H. Girty, and W.P. Prouty]: West Virginia Geological Survey [County Reports and Maps], [CGR-15], 963 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:62,500)


Summary:

Pg. 449, 462, 699. Alderson limestone. Usually a dark-gray calcareous formation, weathering almost dirty yellow, 75 to 325 feet thick, with abundant marine fossils and plants in chalky beds above middle. Top member of Greenbrier series [limestone]. Overlies Greenville shale and underlies Lillydale shale. Age is Mississippian.
Type locality on road toward Wolf Creek, one-third mi south of Alderson, Monroe Co., eastern WV. Also observed in Summers Co., eastern WV, and in Giles Co., southwestern VA. Can be traced northeastward to Tucker Co., WV. Southward it corresponds to Glen Dean limestone and Golconda shale.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 29).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Alderson Limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Cardwell, D.H., Erwin, R.B., and Woodward, H.P., 1968, Geologic Map of West Virginia: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, scale 1:250,000


Summary:

Unit mapped as Alderson Limestone of Greenbrier Group.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


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