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  • Usage in publication:
    • Binnewater quartzites
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Quartzite
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Hartnagel, C.A., 1905, Notes on the Siluric or Ontario section of eastern New York: New York State Museum Bulletin, no. 80, p. 342-358.


Summary:

Named Binnewater quartzites for Binnewater, Ulster Co., NY. Consists of quartzites that become more calcareous and shaly south of High Falls. Overlies the High Falls shale and underlies the Wilbur limestone. Unit is of Late Silurian age.

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


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Binnewater sandstone
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Grabau, A.W., 1906, Guide to the geology and paleontology of the Schoharie Valley in eastern New York: New York State Museum Bulletin, no. 92, p. 77-386.


Summary:

Revised the Binnewater to the Binnewater sandstone.

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


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Binnewater Sandstone*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Epstein, J.B., 1993, Stratigraphy of Silurian rocks in Shawangunk Mountain, southeastern New York, including a historical review of nomenclature, IN Evolution of sedimentary basins; Appalachian basin: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1839-L, p. L1-L40.


Summary:

The Binnewater Sandstone in southeastern New York consists of interbedded, thin- to medium-bedded, cross-bedded, rippled, light-gray, quartzose sandstone, and partly mudcracked, green and gray silty shale, dolomite, and limestone. Lower contact is gradational with the High Falls Shale and the upper contact is gradational with the Rondout Formation. Some earlier reports have mistaken the Poxono Island Formation as the Binnewater Sandstone. Unit is of Late Silurian age.

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


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