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  • Usage in publication:
    • Sterling Station iron ore
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Chadwick, G.H., 1918, Stratigraphy of the New York Clinton: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 29, p. 327-368.


Summary:

Name introduced for 4-in seam of ore 8 ft above principal ore bed (Furnaceville) at Sterling Station in Cayuga Co., central NY. Appears in several wells, but not known to outcrop elsewhere. Underlies true Sodus shale. Age is Silurian.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Sterling Station ore
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Ulrich, E.O., and Bassler, R.S., 1923, Paleozoic Ostracoda; their morphology, classification, and occurrence, IN Swartz, C.K., and others, Silurian [deposits of Maryland]: Maryland Geological Survey Systematic Report, p. 271-391.


Summary:

Sterling Station ore placed in lower part of Sodus shale. Thin limestone separates it from underlying Bear Creek shale. [This is also the position assigned to this ore by W. Goldring (1931: New York State Museum Handbook 10).]

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Sterling Station iron ore
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Gillette, Tracy, 1947, The Clinton of western and central New York: New York State Museum Bulletin, no. 341, 191 p. [Available online from the New York State Library Digital Collections: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/uhtbin/cgisirsi/snaoOLN03o/NYSL/306100041/503/68511#TOP]


Summary:

Sterling Station described as a remarkably persistent hematitic limestone horizon occurring at the top of the Reynales on Salmon Creek and in Wolcott core and, in the upper part of Bear Creek shale to the east. Author objects, however, to considering unit as a formation because of its thinness and the fact that it occurs as stringers imbedded in uppermost part of the underlying formation and not as a distinct unit in itself.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Sterling Station Bed
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

LoDuca, S.T., and Brett, C.E., 1994, Revised stratigraphic facies relationships of the lower part of the Clinton Group (middle Llandoverian) of western New York State, IN Landing, Ed, ed., Studies in stratigraphy and paleontology in honor of Donald W. Fisher: New York State Museum Bulletin, no. 481, p. 161-182.


Summary:

Unit treated formally as Sterling Station Bed, a thin oolitic hematite. Caps the Reynales Limestone to the west and the Bear Creek Shale to the east, both of the Clinton Group. Underlies the Sodus Shale. Age is Silurian.

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


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