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Geologic Unit: Gowanda

Usage:

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


Geologic age:

Late Devonian (Famennian)*


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

Type locality: along Walnut Creek, in vicinity of Forestville, western NY (Tesmer, 1955; also described by J.F. Pepper and Wallace de Witt, Jr., 1951, USGS Oil and Gas Investigations Chart OC-45).
Named from exposures in vicinity of Gowanda, Cattaraugus Co., western NY (Chadwick, 1919).


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 ([ ]).