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Geologic Unit: Caneadea

Usage:

Caneadea Shale of Canadaway Group (NY)
Caneadea Member of Perrysburg Formation (NY*)


Geologic age:

Late Devonian (Famennian)*


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

Named from exposures on Caneadea Creek, below the new power dam (near its mouth) [Caneadea dam], west of town of Caneadea, Angelica 15-min quadrangle, Allegany Co., southwestern NY; notable exposures in gorge (Chadwick, 1933; see Peppers and de Witt, 1951).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

"No current usage" (†) implies that a name has been abandoned or has fallen into disuse. Former usage and, if known, replacement name given in parentheses ( ).

Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).