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Geologic Unit: Moscow

Usage:

Moscow Formation of Hamilton Group (NY*)
Moscow Shale of Hamilton Group (MD*,NY*,PA*,WV*)


Subunits:

Cooksburg Sandstone Member (NY), Cooperstown Shale Member (NY), Deep Run Shale Member (NY*), Kashong Shale Member (NY*), Menteth Limestone Member (NY*,PA*,MD*), Portland Point Limestone Member (NY*), Tichenor Limestone Member (NY*,PA*, WV*,MD*), Windom Member (NY*,PA*), informal unnamed member (NY)


Geologic age:

late Middle Devonian (Givetian)*


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

Type area: Moscow [now Leicester], Livingston Co., NY (Hall, 1839).


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 ([ ]).