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Geologic Unit: Chaneysville
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Chaneysville sandstone member
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Willard, Bradford, 1935, Hamilton group along the Allegheny Front, Pennsylvania: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 46, no. 8, p. 1275-1290.


Summary:

Named as a member of Mahantango formation. Named for village of Chaneysville (also spelled Cheneysville), Bedford Co., south-central PA. Occurs in Bedford Co., and possibly in Blair Co. Consists of hard, olive-gray, brown-weathering, platy to submassive, fossiliferous sandstone. In northern Bedford Co., member is split by shale to the northwest and by thin limestone to the northeast. Thickness is 182 ft. Overlain by Frame shale member (new), underlain by Gander Run shale member (new), both of Mahantango formation. Is of Hamilton [Middle Devonian] age.

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


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