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  • Usage in publication:
    • Vintage dolomite*
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Dolomite
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Stose, G.W., and Jonas, A.I., 1922, The lower Paleozoic section in southeastern Pennsylvania: Washington Academy of Sciences Journal, v. 12, no. 5, p. 358-366.


Summary:

Named the Vintage dolomite for Vintage, Lancaster Co., southeastern PA. Consists of gray, heavy-bedded dolomite which weathers to whitish chalky surface, and knotty, dark-blue dolomite with argillaceous partings. Some beds are sparkling gray to blue mottled with siliceous and calcareous blebs that stand out on weathered surfaces. The base is a whitish, schistose, thin-bedded, impure dolomite containing muscovite flakes. Thickness is 500 to 650 feet. Overlies Antietam quartzite and underlies Kinzers formation. The Vintage is of Early Cambrian age.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Vintage Formation
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Piedmont-Blue Ridge province
Publication:

Berg, T.M. (compiler), 1980, Geologic map of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Geological Survey State Map, 4th series, 1, scale 1:250,000


Summary:

The Vintage Formation in the Lebanon Valley sequence of eastern PA consists of dark-gray, knotty, argillaceous dolomite with impure, light-gray marble at base. Overlies Antietam Formation and underlies Kinzers Formation.

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


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