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  • Usage in publication:
    • West Fairview member
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Willard, Bradford, and Cleaves, A.B., 1938, A Paleozoic section in south-central Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Geological Survey General Geology Report, 4th series, no. 8, 38 p.


Summary:

Named the West Fairview member of the Martinsburg shale for village of West Fairview, Cumberland Co., south-central PA. Unit is massive, usually weak sandstone with calcareous shale that occurs in the Harrisburg area. The West Fairview is of Late Ordovician age.

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


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