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Geologic Unit: Minisink

Usage:

Minisink Limestone of Helderberg Group (NJ*,NY,PA*)


Geologic age:

Early Devonian*


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

Type section: in roadcut on southwest side of U.S. Interstate 80, about 0.4 mi southwest of Minisink Hills, PA. Named from village of Minisink Hills, Stroudsburg quadrangle, northeastern PA (Epstein and others, 1967).
Reference section (=type section for Maskenozha and Flatbrookville Members of New Scotland Formation): about 3.5 mi northeast of Flatbrookville, NJ, in woods and along northeast side of Flatbrookville-Wallpack Center Road, 3.2 mi (road distance) from intersection with Trans-Kittatinny Road joining it from the southeast, Lake Maskenozha quadrangle (Epstein and others, 1967).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"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 ([ ]).