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  • Usage in publication:
    • Canaseraga sandstone
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Chadwick, G.H., 1923, Chemung stratigraphy in western New York: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 34, no. 1, p. 68-69.


Summary:

Pg. 69. [Shown (in table) as underlying Gowanda, overlying Wiscoy shale, as = Dunkirk shale, and of basal Chemung age.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 330-331).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Canaseraga sandstone
  • Modifications:
    • Principal reference
    • Biostratigraphic dating
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Chadwick, G.H., 1924, The stratigraphy of the Chemung group in western New York: New York State Museum Bulletin, no. 251, p. 149-157.


Summary:

Pg. 150. Canaseraga sandstone. East of the Genesee [River], above Dalton and Swains, the increase in sand is so rapid that in Slader Creek, [south of Canaseraga, Canaseraga 7.5-min quadrangle, Allegany County, western New York], only two thin courses of black shale remain in lower part of 150 feet of heavy arenaceous beds with full Chemung fauna that we propose to call Canaseraga sandstone. Massive character of the Canaseraga has lead to its confusion with the Nunda at some points to east, under name Highpoint. It is believed that the Dunkirk-Canaseraga corresponds in horizon with DALMANELLA DANBYI zone at base of Cayuta shale in Ithaca region. [Age is Late Devonian.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 330-331).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Canaseraga sandstone‚Ć
  • Modifications:
    • Abandoned
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Bradley, W.H., Pepper, J.F., and Richardson, G.B., 1938, Structure and gas possibilities of the Oriskany sandstone in Steuben, Yates, and parts of the adjacent Counties, IN Bradley, W.H., Pepper, J.F., and Richardson, G.B., Geologic structure and occurrence of gas in part of southwestern New York: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 899-A, p. A1-A68.


Summary:

In this report, Dunkirk sandstone replaces rocks called Canaseraga sandstone by Chadwick (1924). Later, Chadwick found the Canaseraga to be a sandy facies of the Dunkirk and recommended dropping the term. The name is herein abandoned.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Canaseraga sandstone member*
  • Modifications:
    • Reinstated
    • Principal reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
    • Siltstone
    • Shale
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Pepper, J.F., and de Witt, Wallace, Jr., 1951, The stratigraphy of the Perrysburg formation of Late Devonian age in western and west-central New York: U.S. Geological Survey Oil and Gas Investigations Chart, OC-45, 1 sheet, scale 1:316,800


Summary:

Canaseraga sandstone member of Perrysburg formation. Revived and redefined as sandstone member of Perrysburg formation (new). These siltstones and sandstones are a definite unit around Canaseraga in central part of State and are not represented in rock sequence in vicinity of Dunkirk in western New York. At type exposure, member consists mainly of thin-bedded to massively bedded siltstones and some interbedded silty gray shale containing a few thin layers of black shale near base; top not exposed. Toward the west in Genesee River valley, upper siltstone of Canaseraga thins and grades laterally into black, dark-gray, and blackish-gray shale of Hume member (new). East of Dalton, upper part of member becomes more massive as siltstone increases in thickness and interbedded shale decreases. In Bath and Woodhull quadrangles, underlies Canisteo member (new); underlies and interfingers with South Wales member (new) to west. Thickness 163 to about 308 feet. [Age is Late Devonian.]
Type exposure: on Slader Creek, south of Canaseraga, [Canaseraga 7.5-min quadrangle], Allegany Co., western NY.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 603).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Canaseraga member
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Tesmer, I.H., 1955, Restudy of Upper Devonian (Chautauquan) stratigraphy and paleontology in southwestern New York State: New York State Museum and Science Service Circular, no. 42, 22 p.


Summary:

Pg. 10 (fig. 1), 12. Canaseraga member of Canadaway formation. Overlies South Wales member; underlies Hume member. [Age is Late Devonian.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 603).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Canaseraga formation
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin

Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • [Canaseraga Sandstone Member]
  • Modifications:
    • Not used
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Rickard, L.V., 1975, Correlation of the Silurian and Devonian rocks in New York State: New York State Museum and Science Service Map and Chart Series, 24, 16 p.


Summary:

Pg. 7. The Canaseraga and Canisteo of Pepper and de Witt (1951) = Wiscoy, and therefore are superfluous.

Source: Publication.


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