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  • Usage in publication:
    • Coffee Run dolomite
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Dolomite
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Swartz, F.M., Rones, Morris, Donaldson, A.C., and Hea, J.P., 1955, Stratigraphy of Ordovician limestones and dolomites of Nittany Valley in area from Bellefonte to Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania; Trip 1(F), IN Guidebook for the 21st annual field conference of Pennsylvania geologists: Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists, no. 21, p. 1-25.


Summary:

Named as a formation in Bellefonte group. Named for Coffee Run, a stream in Kishacoquillas Valley, central PA. Occurs from Bellefonte to Pleasant Gap area, Nittany Valley. Consists of layers of dololutite that approach dololutite of overlying Tea Creek dolomite (new) in character, but these tend to be overshadowed by interbeds of finely crystalline to medium crystalline dolomite that weather medium to medium dark, somewhat brownish in color. Cyclic occurrences of dolomites of differing texture, fabric, and color occur in different parts of the Coffee Run. Thickness is 1000 to 1200 ft. Underlies Tea Creek dolomite; overlies Axemann limestone. Age is Canadian [Ordovician].

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Coffee Run Member
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Berg, T.M. (compiler), 1980, Geologic map of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Geological Survey State Map, 4th series, 1, scale 1:250,000


Summary:

The Coffee Run Member of the Bellefonte Formation consists of medium-gray, brownish-weathering, medium-bedded crystalline dolomite. Overlies the Axemann Formation and underlies the Tea Creek Member of the Bellefonte.

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


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