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  • Usage in publication:
    • Pleasant Hill limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Butts, Charles, 1918, Geologic section of Blair and Huntingdon Counties, central Pennsylvania: American Journal of Science, 4th series, v. 46, p. 523-537.


Summary:

Named for Pleasant Hill church, 1 mile northwest of Henrietta, in southeast corner of Blair Co., PA. Consists of an upper thick-bedded limestone and a lower argillaceous thin-bedded limestone that weathers to shale. 600 feet thick. Overlies Waynesboro formation; underlies Warrior limestone. Age is Late Cambrian.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Pleasant Hill limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Age modified
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Butts, Charles, 1945, Hollidaysburg-Huntingdon folio, Pennsylvania: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Atlas of the United States Folio, GF-227, 20 p., scale 1:62,500


Summary:

Age changed to Middle Cambrian based on fossils.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Pleasant Hill formation
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Gray, Carlyle (compiler), 1960, Geologic map of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Geological Survey, 4th series, scale 1:250,000


Summary:

Revised the Pleasant Hill to the Pleasant Hill formation on the state geologic map of PA.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Pleasant Hill Formation
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Berg, T.M. (compiler), 1980, Geologic map of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Geological Survey State Map, 4th series, 1, scale 1:250,000


Summary:

The Pleasant Hill Formation in central PA consists of gray, thin-bedded, argillaceous limestone interbedded with shale, siltstone, and sandstone. Overlies Waynesboro Formation and underlies Warrior Formation.

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


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