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Geologic Unit: Moreland

Usage:

Moreland Member of Rhinestreet Formation (NY,PA)
Moreland Shale of West Falls Group (NY)


Geologic age:

Late Devonian


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

Type section: in Hamilton Creek (elevation 1,360 ft), a tributary of Glenn Creek. Mapped as far east as West Danby where it is exposed at elevation of 1,350 ft. Name derived from hamlet of Moreland, Schulyer Co., central NY, 2.5 mi south of type section (Sutton and others, 1962).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin


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

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