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  • Usage in publication:
    • Mosherville sandstone member
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Orthoquartzite
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Fisher, D.W., and Hanson, G.F., 1951, Revisions in the geology of Saratoga Springs, New York and vicinity: American Journal of Science, v. 249, no. 11, p. 795-814.


Summary:

Pg. 803, 806, 811. Name proposed for basal member of Gailor dolomite. Relatively pure typically massive white orthoquartzite with locally occurring porous cross-bedded brown iron-stained sandstone. Locally represented by conglomerate of dolomite and calcilutite with sand matrix; grades laterally into coarse sandstone. Lithologically similar to older Potsdam sandstone for which it has been mistaken. Thickness 4 to 7 feet. Unconformably overlies Galway formation (redefined) at type locality; overlies Hoyt limestone and Ritchie limestone in other areas.
Roadcut 2 mi southwest of village of Galway, Saratoga Co., east-central NY. Other occurences include field exposures 0.5 mi south of Mosherville, Saratoga Co., east-central NY.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 2614).


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