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  • Usage in publication:
    • Shawangunk grit
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Conglomerate
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Mather, W.W., 1840, Fourth annual report of the first geological district of the State of New York: New York Geological Survey Annual Report, no. 4, p. 209-258.


Summary:

Named Shawangunk grit for Shawangunk Mountain, Ulster Co., NY. Unit varies from conglomerate to fine-grained grit rock and is almost entirely siliceous. Generally white or light gray, but there is one bed at the upper part of its mass that is red. In some places the upper strata are more or less loaded with pyrites. Thickness is 0-500 ft. It is overlain by the Helderberg limestone group and unconformably overlies the Hudson River slate group. Shawangunk is considered to be of Silurian age.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Shawangunk Formation
  • Modifications:
    • Age modified
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Rickard, L.V., 1984, Correlation of the Silurian System, Oneida Lake, central New York to Lehigh Water Gap, eastern Pennsylvania, showing relationship of Silurian of eastern New York-Pennsylvania (Shawangunk-Bloomsburg-Poxono Island) to Silurian of central New York (Medina-Clinton-Lockport-Salina): New York Geological Survey Open-File Report, __.


Summary:

Traced Silurian rocks in the subsurface from central NY to the outcrops at Delaware Water Gap and Lehigh Gap and determined that the Shawangunk Formation in eastern PA is Early and Middle Silurian in age.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Shawangunk Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Age modified
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Epstein, J.B., 1990, Geology of the Saylorsburg quadrangle, Monroe and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map, GQ-1638, scale 1:24,000 [http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_263.htm]


Summary:

Age of Shawangunk Formation changed from Late Ordovician(?) through Middle Silurian to Early and Middle Silurian. Age change based on work by Rickard (1984) who traced Silurian rocks in the subsurface to outcrop and determined age in eastern PA be Early and Middle Silurian.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Shawangunk Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
    • Age modified
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Epstein, J.B., 1993, Stratigraphy of Silurian rocks in Shawangunk Mountain, southeastern New York, including a historical review of nomenclature, IN Evolution of sedimentary basins; Appalachian basin: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1839-L, p. L1-L40.


Summary:

In southeastern NY, the Shawangunk is divided into two tongues that intertongue with the Bloomsburg Red Beds. The lower tongue is the Ellenville Tongue which consists of medium-dark-gray to light-gray, medium- to thick-bedded, planar-bedded and cross-bedded, fine- to medium grained quartzite, conglomerate, and minor red and green shaly siltstone. The Ellenville Tongue conformably overlies the Wurtsboro Tongue of the Bloomsburg and conformably underlies the Basher Kill Tongue of the Bloomsburg. The upper tongue of the Shawangunk is the High View Tongue which consists of gray, thin-bedded quartz sandstone with well-sorted and rounded quartz grains, and some green shale. The High View Tongue overlies the Basher Kill Tongue of the Bloomsburg and underlies the Poxono Island Formation. The intertonguing relationship of the Shawangunk and Bloomsburg requires that the Shawangunk be of Middle and Late Silurian age in southeastern NY.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Shawangunk Formation
  • Modifications:
    • Biostratigraphic dating
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Boucot, A.J., Gray, Jane, and Hoskins, D.M., 1994, New hughmilleriid (Eurypterida) occurrence from the Tuscarora Formation, central Pennsylvania, and its environmental interpretation, IN Landing, Ed, ed., Studies in stratigraphy and paleontology in honor of Donald W. Fisher: New York State Museum Bulletin, no. 481, p. 21-23.


Summary:

Lower part of the Shawangunk Formation with eurypterids is most likely of Llandoverian age. Upper part of Shawangunk containing VERNONASPIS-bearing beds is now assigned a Ludlovian age.

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


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