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Geologic Unit: High View
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  • Usage in publication:
    • High View Tongue*
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
    • Shale
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Epstein, J.B., 1993, Stratigraphy of Silurian rocks in Shawangunk Mountain, southeastern New York, including a historical review of nomenclature, IN Evolution of sedimentary basins; Appalachian basin: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1839-L, p. L1-L40.


Summary:

Named the High View Tongue of the Shawangunk Formation for town of High View, NY. Consists of gray, thin-bedded quartz sandstone with well-sorted and rounded quartz grains, and some green shale. Unit overlies red beds of the Basher Kill Tongue of the Bloomsburg Red Beds and underlies the Poxono Island Formation. Due to poor exposure, the thickness of the High View is difficult to ascertain; however it probably thickens to the north from a feather edge near High View. Unit is probably of Middle and Late Silurian age.

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


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