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Geologic Unit: Canadaway

Usage:

Canadaway Group (NY,PA)
Canadaway Formation (PA)


Subunits:

GROUP STATUS (alphabetical) --all in NY: Canaseraga Sandstone, Caneadea Shale, Canisteo Shale, Cuba Sandstone, Dunkirk Shale, Forty Bridge Formation, Gowanda Shale, Hume Shale, Laona Siltstone, Machias Formation, Northeast Shale, Rushford Sandstone, Rushford Lake Formation, Scholes Formation, Shumla Sandstone or Shumla Siltstone, South Wales Shale, Westfield Shale.


Geologic age:

Late Devonian (Famennian)


Type section, locality, area and/or origin of name:

Type section: along Canadaway Creek, near Dunkirk, Chautauqua Co., western NY (Chadwick, 1935).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

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