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Geologic Unit: Montour

Usage:

Montour Shale of Sonyea Group (NY)
Montour Member of Middlesex Formation (NY)


Geologic age:

Late Devonian


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

Type section: in Catlin Mill Creek at Odessa (elevation 1,030 ft) and east of Montour Twp., central NY. Traced southeastward to Chenango Forks, 38 mi southeast of Ithaca, NY (Sutton and others, 1962).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin


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

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