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Geologic Unit: Menteth
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Menteth limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Clarke, J.M., and Luther, D.D., 1904, Stratigraphic and paleontologic map of Canandaigua and Naples quadrangles: New York State Museum Bulletin, no. 63, 76 p.


Summary:

Named Menteth limestone for Menteth Point, on Canandaigua Lake, Ontario Co., NY. Consists of compact layer, usually very pure, but in places quite argillaceous and nodular. Thickness is 1 foot. Unit makes a well-defined bench mark in Moscow shales (of the Hamilton). The Menteth lies 75 ft above the Tichenor limestone. It is very fossiliferous and is of Middle Devonian age.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Menteth Limestone Member*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin

Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Menteth Limestone Member
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Brett, C.E., and Baird, G.C., 1994, Depositional sequences, cycles, and foreland basin dynamics in the late Middle Devonian (Givetian) of the Genesee Valley and western Finger Lakes region, 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. 505-585.


Summary:

Menteth Limestone Member of Moscow Formation consists of about 30 to 40 cm of thoroughly bioturbated, hard, silty, calcareous mudrock or very silty limestone. Unit separates the Deep Run and Kashong Members. Fossils in the Menteth are dominated by brachiopods and relatively large trilobites. Upper surface includes rugose corals, tabulate corals, and crinoids. The Deep Run-Menteth sequence represents two shallowing-upward cycles. Contact between the two is sharp at eastern and western margins of the central Finger Lakes basin. Age is Middle Devonian (Givetian).

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


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

Oliver, W.A., Jr., and Sorauf, J.E., 1994, Branching Heliophyllum (Devonian rugose corals) from New York and Ohio: Journal of Paleontology, v. 68, no. 6, p. 1183-1201.


Summary:

Used as Middle Devonian Menteth Limestone Member of Moscow Formation in Finger Lakes region of NY.

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


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