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Geologic Unit: Jamesville Quarry
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Jamesville Quarry facies
  • Modifications:
    • First used
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Brett, C.E., and Ver Straeten, C.A., 1994, Stratigraphy and facies relationships of the Eifelian Onondaga Limestone (Middle Devonian) in western and central New York State, IN Brett, C.E., and Scatterday, James, eds., Field trip guidebook: New York State Geological Association Guidebook, 66th annual meeting, Rochester, NY, no. 66, p. 221-321.


Summary:

Authors informally propose two dominant, widespread facies of the Edgecliff Member of the Onondaga Limestone: the cherty, micritic Clarence facies, formerly known as the Clarence Member of western NY, and a coarse crinoidal, non- to sparsely cherty Jamesville Quarry facies. The Jamesville Quarry is present at the Edgecliff type locality near Syracuse, where it reaches a thickness of about 5.7 m. A basal bed or tongue of the Jamesville Quarry facies is present in nearly all "Clarence facies" dominated sections of the Edgecliff in NY and equivalent strata in northeastern PA. Age is Middle Devonian (Eifelian).

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


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