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  • Usage in publication:
    • Centerfield limestone member
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
    • Biostratigraphic dating
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Cooper, G.A., 1930, Stratigraphy of the Hamilton group of New York: American Journal of Science, 5th series, v. 19, no. 53, pts. 1-2, p. 116-134, 214-236.


Summary:

Pg. 223. Centerfield limestone member of Ludlowville formation. Centerfield limestone is basal member of Ludlowville formation. Identified from Murder Creek, western New York, to east of Skaneateles Lake. Is especially characterized by variety and perfection of preservation of its fossils, most notably its corals. Characterized by SPIRIFER DIVARICATUS [brachiopod]. In Livonia salt shaft it is 19 feet thick; at Blossom, 4.5 feet; is probably 1.5 feet thick in cliff at Bayview, Lake Erie.
Type section: on Schaffer Creek, 1 mi north of Centerfield, [Canandaigua quadrangle, Ontario Co., central western NY].

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 387).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Centerfield Member
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Gray, L.M., 1991, Paleoecology, origin, and significance of a shell-rich bed in the lowermost part of the Ludlowville Formation (Middle Devonian, central New York), IN Landing, Ed, and Brett, C.E., eds., Dynamic stratigraphy and depositional environments of the Hamilton Group (Middle Devonian) in New York State, Part II: New York State Museum Bulletin, no. 469, p. 93-105.


Summary:

Peppermill Gulf bed is a newly recognized, fossil-rich horizon at the base of the Centerfield Member (and the correlative "Chenango facies") of the Ludlowville Formation. Overlies the Levanna Member of the Skaneateles Formation. Fossil bed consists of a bioturbated, silty mudstone with a diverse assemblage of brachiopods, bivalves, and some rugose corals. Outcrops extend from Big Hollow Creek on the west side of Cayuga Lake to Case Hill Ravine south of Syracuse. Age is Middle Devonian.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Centerfield Member
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

McCollum, L.B., 1991, Revised stratigraphy, sedimentology, and paleoecology of the Ledyard Member, Ludlowville Formation, New York, IN Landing, Ed, and Brett, C.E., eds., Dynamic stratigraphy and depositional environments of the Hamilton Group (Middle Devonian) in New York State, Part II: New York State Museum Bulletin, no. 469, p. 107-128.


Summary:

At the type sections of the Centerfield and Ledyard Members in the Finger Lakes region, their contact is drawn between underlying relatively fossiliferous limestone and overlying black shale. Westward, near Lake Erie, the Centerfield/Ledyard contact has been defined biostratigraphically and marked a meter or more above the limestone. Author here proposes that a lithostratigraphic boundary be drawn at the uppermost limestone bed of the Centerfield throughout its geographic extent.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Centerfield Limestone Member*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

de Witt, Wallace, Jr., Roen, J.B., and Wallace, L.G., 1993, Stratigraphy of Devonian black shales and associated rocks in the Appalachian basin, IN Roen, J.B., and Kepferle, R.C., eds., Petroleum geology of the Devonian and Mississippian black shale of eastern North America: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1909-B, p. B1-B57.


Summary:

Centerfield Limestone Member of Ludlowville Shale extended from western NY into western PA and northeastern OH and into the subsurface in northern WV and westernmost MD (Garrett Co.).

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Centerfield Limestone Member*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Oliver, W.A., Jr., and Sorauf, J.E., 1994, Branching Heliophyllum (Devonian rugose corals) from New York and Ohio: Journal of Paleontology, v. 68, no. 6, p. 1183-1201.


Summary:

Tenmile Creek Dolomite in OH is approximate equivalent of Centerfield Limestone Member of Ludlowville Formation in NY. Contains rugose coral HELIOPHYLLUM STEWARTI. Age is middle Givetian.

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


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