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  • Usage in publication:
    • Shadow Lake formation
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Shale
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Okulitch, V.J., 1939, The Ordovician section at Coboconk, Ontario: Royal Canadian Institute Transactions, v. 22, pt. 2, p. 319-339.


Summary:

Named the Shadow Lake formation for Shadow Lake quarry, near Coboconk, Ontario, CAN. Unit is 18 feet of shale and limestone that overlies Precambrian rocks and underlies the Gull River formation. The Shadow Lake is of Middle Ordovician (Blackriveran) age.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Shadow Lake Formation
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • 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:

Geographically extended the Shadow Lake Formation to western PA. Unit only occurs in the subsurface and is combined with other Ordovician units.

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


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