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  • Usage in publication:
    • Bobcaygeon Formation
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Wagner, W.R., 1966, Stratigraphy of the Cambrian to Middle Ordovician rocks of central and western Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Geological Survey General Geology Report, 4th series, no. 49, 156 p.


Summary:

It is here proposed that along Lake Erie in Erie Co, northwestern PA, the unit of interbedded calcarenite, calcilutite, and calcisiltite which occupies the position of the Benner Formation to the east, be called the Bobcaygeon Formation, extended from Ontario, CAN. As in Ontario, the Bobcaygeon overlies the Gull River Formation and underlies the Verulam Formation, which grades into the Nealmont Formation in northwestern PA. Age is Middle Ordovician.

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


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