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  • Usage in publication:
    • Leray Limestone‚Ć
  • Modifications:
    • Abandoned
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Conkin, J.E., 1991, Middle Ordovician (Mohawkian) paracontinuous stratigraphy and metabentonites of eastern North America: University of Louisville Studies in Paleontology and Stratigraphy, no. 18, 54 p.


Summary:

Revised abstract and errata sheet abandon name Leray Limestone as it has proved to be simply the basal few feet of the Trentonian Watertown. Leray originally included by author as upper formation in the Black River Group. Strata described as Leray in report, actually constitutes upper Lowville.

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


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