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  • Usage in publication:
    • Wawarsing wedge
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
    • Shale
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Bird, P.H., 1941, A geologic discovery: The Delaware Water Supply News, v. 4, no. 62, p. 278.


Summary:

Named Wawarsing wedge for Wawarsing, Ulster Co., NY. Consists of greenish-gray, fine- to medium-grained limestone with shaly layers. Unit is wedge shaped and is 29 meters thick at type section. The Wawarsing overlies the Shawangunk formation and underlies the High Falls shale.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Wawarsing Limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • 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:

The Wawarsing Limestone is mostly, if not entirely, dolomite with significant shales and is poorly exposed. Unit is very similar to the Poxono Island Formation and may be considered as a member of the Poxono Island; however, the poor exposure of the unit does not warrant detailed study.

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


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