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Geologic Unit: Goat Island

Usage:

Goat Island Dolomite of Lockport Group (NY*)
Goat Island Formation of Lockport Group (NY,OH,Canada)
Goat Island Member of Lockport Formation (NY)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --all in NY*: Ancaster Member, Niagara Falls Member, Vinemount Member.


Geologic age:

late Early(?) to early Late Silurian (Wenlock? to Ludlow)*


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

Type locality: in cliffs on the north escarpment of Goat Island at brink of Niagara Falls and between the American and Horseshoe Falls, NY. Named from Goat Island (Howell and Sanford, 1947).


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 ([ ]).