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  • Usage in publication:
    • Loysburg formation
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
    • Dolomite
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Field, R.M., 1919, The Middle Ordovician of central and south central Pennsylvania: American Journal of Science, 4th series, v. 48, p. 403-428.


Summary:

Named for Loysburg, Bedford Co., PA. Consists of dark and impure, dolomitic limestone. Thickness is greater than 115 feet. Overlies Beekmantown; underlies Carlim formation.

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


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

Faill, R.T., Glover, A.D., and Way, J.H., 1989, Geology and mineral resources of the Blandburg, Tipton, Altoona, and Bellwood quadrangles, Blair, Cambria, Clearfield and Centre Counties, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Geological Survey Topographic and Geologic Atlas, 4th series, 86, 209 p., scale 1:24,000 and 1:48,000


Summary:

The Loysburg Formation extends throughout the Valley and Ridge province in central PA and can be traced in the subsurface from central NY to eastern OH according to Kay (1944). The lower portion is interbedded limestone and dolomite and is probably equivalent to the "tiger striped" Milroy Member though it is not well developed in the study area. The upper portion, or Clover Member, is sublithographic medium dark gray fine-grained limestone, which is thick to very thick bedded with no interbedded dolomite. Thickness measured along PA Rte 453 west of Pemberton is 28+/-1 m. The Milroy(?) is 22.2 m and the Clover is 6.0 m. Contact with underlying Bellefonte Formation is gradational and is placed at the lowest limestone bed. Upper contact with the fossiliferous Eyer Member of the Hatter Formation is sharp and conformable. Exposures, for the most part, are poor. The best exposure is along the west side of PA Rte 453, beginning at marker 11-75, west of Pemberton, 7 km east of the northeast corner of the Bellwood quad. Age is Middle Ordovician.

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


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