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

Stose, G.W., and Swartz, C.K., 1912, Description of the Pawpaw and Hancock quadrangles [Maryland-West Virginia-Pennsylvania]: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Atlas of the United States Folio, Pawpaw-Hancock folio, no. 179, 24 p.


Summary:

Massive white sandstone and quartz conglomerate here named for occurrence on Pinkerton Knob in Berkeley Co., WV. Cross-bedded, in part, with thin coal seam. Thickness at type is 125 ft; greater elsewhere. Uppermost formation of Pocono group. Overlies Myers shale. Contains Pocono plants. Age is Mississippian.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Pinkerton sandstone*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Read, C.B., 1955, Floras of the Pocono formation and Price sandstone in parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 263, 32 p. [Available online from the USGS PubsWarehouse: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/pp/pp263]


Summary:

On the basis of paleobotanical studies, it seems that the age of the Pinkerton and other post-Hedges formations should be restudied. Lithologic evidence favors correlation of the Myers with Mauch Chunk, and Pinkerton with basal Pennsylvanian.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Pinkerton Sandstone
  • Modifications:
    • Age modified
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Lessing, Peter, Dean, S.L., and Kulander, B.R., 1992, Stratigraphy and structure of Meadow Branch synclinorium, West Virginia: Southeastern Geology, v. 32, no. 3, p. 166-174.


Summary:

The Meadow Branch synclinorium, Berkley Co., WV, is composed of five formations: Rockwell, Purslane, Hedges, Myers, and Pinkerton, for many years assigned to the Pocono Group. The three basal units are retained as Early Mississippian (Kinderhookian and Osagean). Only the Purslane is correlative with the original Pocono Formation of northeastern PA. The Myers Shale is now correlated with the Late Mississippian (Meramecian) Maccrady Formation. The areal extent of the Pinkerton is much greater than originally believed. Strata previously mapped as Rockwell and Purslane in the southern part of the Meadow Branch synclinorium is now shown to be Pinkerton with a thickness of 350 m. Unit cannot be correlated beyond Meadow Branch synclinorium. Stratigraphic position indicates that it belongs between the Maccrady and Greenbrier at the regional unconformity. Age is Late Mississippian (Meramecian).

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


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