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  • Usage in publication:
    • Mahoning sandstone
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Lesley, J.P., 1856, Manual of coal and its topography: Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 224 p.


Summary:

Probably named for Mahoning Creek(S), Indiana and Jefferson Cos., western PA. Mahoning sandstone underlies coal F of Barren Measures and overlies Lower series, which includes coal E (Upper Freeport) about 50 ft beneath top. Mahoning consists of two sandstones, each 35 ft thick, separated by 25 ft of shale. Rests on 2 to 50 ft of brown and blackish shale.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Mahoning Sandstone Member*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Rice, C.L., Hiett, J.K., and Koozmin, E.D., 1994, Glossary of Pennsylvanian stratigraphic names, central Appalachian basin, IN Rice, C.L., ed., Elements of Pennsylvanian stratigraphy, central Appalachian basin: Geological Society of America Special Paper, 294, p. 115-155.


Summary:

Mahoning Sandstone Member is part of Glenshaw Formation and is used in PA and OH only. Part of Conemaugh Formation in MD. Commonly subdivided into upper and lower parts. Has been misused in WV where it was assigned to Conemaugh Formation by Krebs and Teets (1914) and reassigned incorrectly(?) to top of Charleston Sandstone by Englund and others (1979).

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


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