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  • Usage in publication:
    • Spring Mount sandstone member
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Swartz, F.M., 1957, Silurian sediments and relationships at Susquehanna Gap in Blue or Kittatinny Mountain, five miles north of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geology Contributions, no. 57-3, 58 p., Revision of guide leaflet distributed at 14th Ann. Field Conf. Pennsylvania Geol., Harrisburg, PA, May 28-30, 1948. Reissued Sept. 25, 1958, with App. I, description of Susquehanna Gap section


Summary:

Named the Spring Mount sandstone member of the Bald Eagle sandstone in central PA. Unit is upper member of formation in vicinity of Tyrone Gap and is a ridge forming unit. Overlies Centennial School sandstone and shale member of the Bald Eagle, interfingers with the Lost Run conglomerate to the east, and underlies the Juniata strata. The Spring Mount is of Late Ordovician age.

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


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