U.S. Geological Survey Home AASG Logo USGS HOME CONTACT USGS SEARCH USGS
National Geologic Map Database
Geologic Unit: Benner
Search archives
Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Benner limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Kay, G.M., 1944, Middle Ordovician of central Pennsylvania: Journal of Geology, v. 52, no. 1, p. 97-116.


Summary:

Named the Benner limestone for Benner Township, Centre Co., central PA. Unit is subdivided into (ascending) Snyder and Stover members. Overlies Hostler member of Hatter formation and underlies Valley View member of Curtin limestone in northwestern outcrop area (Bellefonte area) or disconformably underlies Nealmont limestone from Union Furnace southeastward. Thickness is 189 feet at type locality.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Benner Formation
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Berg, T.M. (compiler), 1980, Geologic map of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Geological Survey State Map, 4th series, 1, scale 1:250,000


Summary:

The Benner Formation in central PA is divided into (ascending) the Stover, Valley View, and Valentine Members. Benner consists of light- to dark-gray, thick-bedded calcilutite with dolomite streaks near its base. Overlies the Snyder Formation and underlies the Nealmont Formation. The Benner has been called Linden Hall Formation by other workers.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Benner Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Wood, C.R., 1980, Summary groundwater resources of Centre County, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Geological Survey Water Resource Report, 4th series, no. 48, 60 p.


Summary:

The Benner Formation in central PA consists of dark-gray, laminated, thick- to thin-bedded, limestone. Thickness is 150 feet. Overlies Snyder Formation and underlies Nealmont Formation. The Benner is of Middle Ordovician age.

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


Search archives

For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"No current usage" (†) implies that a name has been abandoned or has fallen into disuse. Former usage and, if known, replacement name given in parentheses ( ).

Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).