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  • Usage in publication:
    • Valley View member
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
    • Chert
    • Metabentonite
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Kay, G.M., 1943, Chemical lime in Pennsylvania: Economic Geology, v. 38, no. 3, p. 188-203.


Summary:

Named the Valley View member of the Curtin limestone for hamlet of Valley View, Centre Co., central PA. Unit is lower member of formation. Consists of impure, cherty, fine- to medium-textured, heavy ledged in part, gray limestone with argillaceous partings and interbeds. Contains four metabentonites. Thickness is 52 feet at type locality. Unit is remarkably constant in character and thickness from Nippenose Valley, south of Jersey Shore, to Pleasant Gap and western end of Bellefonte district. Overlies Stover member of Benner limestone and underlies either the Valentine member of the Curtin or the Nealmont limestone. Unit is beveled by unconformity at base of Nealmont in some locations. The Valley View is of Middle Ordovician age.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Valley View Member
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Rones, Morris, 1969, A lithostratigraphic, petrographic, and chemical investigation of the lower Middle Ordovician carbonate rocks in central Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Geological Survey General Geology Report, 4th series, no. 53, 224 p.


Summary:

Revised the Valley View to the Valley View Member of the Linden Hall Formation in central PA. Overlies Stover Member and underlies Valentine Member, both of the Linden Hall.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Valley View Member
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • 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:

Revised the Valley View to the Valley View Member of the Benner Formation in central PA. Unit is thick-bedded calcilutite that is less pure than the overlying Valentine Member and contains metabentonite beds. Overlies Stover Member of the Benner.

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


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