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  • Usage in publication:
    • Cabin Hill Member
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
    • Shale
    • Siltstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Miller, J.T., 1961, Geology and mineral resources of the Loysville quadrangle: Pennsylvania Geological Survey Topographic and Geologic Atlas, 4th series, 127, 47 p.


Summary:

Named as a member of Rose Hill Formation. Probably named for Cabin Hill [location not stated in text]. Consists of hematitic sandstone underlain by interbedded medium- to olive-gray siltstone and shale, and brownish-gray sandstone. Thin beds of brownish-gray sandstone become less red toward bottom of unit; in southern part of quadrangle, they are medium-gray with some pinkish or greenish hues. Thickness is 43 ft. Overlain by middle shale member of Rose Hill; underlain by lower shale member of Rose Hill. Age is Silurian.

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


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