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  • Usage in publication:
    • Pickaway limestone [member]
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Reger, D.B., and Price, P.H., 1926, Mercer, Monroe, and Summers Counties [West Virginia, with sections on paleobotany and paleontology by D.B. Reger, David White, G.H. Girty, and W.P. Prouty]: West Virginia Geological Survey [County Reports and Maps], [CGR-15], 963 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:62,500)


Summary:

Named the Pickaway limestone [member] of the Greenbrier limestone in southeastern WV and southwestern VA for Pickaway, Monroe Co., WV. Consists of very dark, hard, sandy, stylolitic limestone that contains scanty marine fossils. Thickness is 175 to 400 feet. Overlies Taggard shale [member] and underlies Union limestone [member] both of Greenbrier. Unit is traced northeast until it disappears in northern part of Pocahontas Co. To southwest it increases in thickness to nearly 700 feet in Washington Co., VA, but wholly disappears before KY or TN borders. The Pickaway is of Late Mississippian age.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Pickaway Limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Cardwell, D.H., Erwin, R.B., and Woodward, H.P., 1968, Geologic Map of West Virginia: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, scale 1:250,000


Summary:

Revised the Pickaway as the Pickaway Limestone of the Greenbrier Group in WV. On correlation chart it overlies the Taggard Formation and underlies the Union Limestone both of the Greenbrier Group.

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


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