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Geologic Unit: Denmar
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Denmar formation
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Wells, Dana, 1950, Lower middle Mississippian of southeastern West Virginia: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 34, no. 5, p. 882-922. [Available online, with subscription, from AAPG archives: http://www.aapg.org/datasystems or http://search.datapages.com]


Summary:

Named the Denmar formation for Denmar, Pocahontas Co., WV. Consists of gray, slightly cherty, calcarenite and calcilutite. Thickness at type section is 214 feet. Unit includes beds that Reger (1926) called Sinks Grove and Patton limestones. Conformably overlies Hillsdale limestone from southern Mercer Co. to northern Pocahontas Co.; across remaining distance of latter county and for approximately 5.5 miles into Randolph Co., near Monterville, unconformably overlies thinning Maccrady shale; 1.5 miles south of Monterville, the Maccrady disappears and the Denmar rests on the Pocono; throughout area investigated the Denmar underlies Reger's (1926) Taggard formation. The Denmar is of middle Mississippian age.

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


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

Cardwell, D.H., Erwin, R.B., and Woodward, H.P., 1968, Geologic Map of West Virginia: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, scale 1:250,000


Summary:

Revised the Denmar Formation to be included in the Greenbrier Group in WV. Overlies the Hillsdale Limestone and underlies the Taggard Formation both of the Greenbrier Group.

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


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