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  • Usage in publication:
    • Hampshire formation
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
    • Shale
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Darton, N.H., 1892, Notes on the stratigraphy of a portion of central Appalachian Virginia: American Geologist, v. 10, p. 10-18.


Summary:

Hampshire Formation here named for county in east-central WV. Characterized by thin-bedded, relatively hard, more or less micaceous sandstones with shale intercalations. Mostly dull-red, dark gray, and brown. Thickness ranges from 1,000 ft to 1,400 ft. Underlies Pocono Sandstone; overlies Jennings Formation. Comprises representatives of the Catskill in their entirety or in greater part. Age is Late Devonian.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Hampshire formation
  • Modifications:
    • Reinstated
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Woodward, H.P., 1943, Devonian System of West Virginia: West Virginia Geological Survey Volumes, v. 15, 655 p.


Summary:

Name Hampshire formation, applied by Darton to exposure of Late Devonian redbeds in Hampshire Co. is here revived for rocks previously called "Catskill" in WV. Redbeds of Catskill Mountains in NY are of Portage and Hamilton age, while those in Appalachian region are post-Chemung. Formation is well developed along the Potomac where it attains maximum thickness of about 3,000 ft in Morgan and Hampshire Cos.; thins westward and southward. Includes red and green sandstones and shales. Underlies "Pocono facies"; overlies Chemung Formation. Name Hampshire also reinstated by the Maryland Geological Survey.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Hampshire formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Butts, Charles, 1945, Hollidaysburg-Huntingdon folio, Pennsylvania: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Atlas of the United States Folio, GF-227, 20 p., scale 1:62,500


Summary:

Hampshire Formation described in Hollidaysburg and Huntingdon quadrangles, PA. Thickness 2,000-2,500 ft. Underlies Pocono Formation; overlies Chemung Formation.

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


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

Boswell, R.M., Donaldson, A.C., and Lewis, J.S., 1987, Subsurface stratigraphy of the Upper Devonian and Lower Mississippian of northern West Virginia: Southeastern Geology, v. 28, no. 2, p. 105-131.


Summary:

Hampshire is here raised to group status in the subsurface of north-central WV. Lower Hampshire of Lewis (1983: WV University MS thesis) is here named the Cannon Hill Formation, a sandstone-rich unit with beds of red shale. Upper Hampshire is here named the Rowlesburg Formation, a nonmarine, red shale and mudstone-rich interval.

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


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

Rossbach, T.J., and Dennison, J.M., 1994, Devonian strata of Catawba syncline, near Salem, Virginia, IN Schultz, Art, and Henika, Bill, Fieldguides to Southern Appalachian structure, stratigraphy, and engineering geology: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Geological Sciences Guidebook, Geological Society of America, Southeastern Section, annual meeting, Blacksburg, VA, April 7-9, 1994, no. 10, p. 95-126.


Summary:

Hampshire Formation used for the first time in the Catawba syncline region of southwestern VA. Base of the unit is placed at the base of a 7.0-m redbed overlying the Blizzard Member of the Foreknobs Formation. Strata have been included previously in the Chemung by other workers. Underlies Price Formation.

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


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