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Geologic Unit: Niagara Falls

Usage:

Niagara Falls Member of Goat Island Dolomite of Lockport Group (NY*)
Niagara Falls Member of Goat Island Formation of Lockport Group (Canada)


Geologic age:

late Early to early Late Silurian (Wenlock to Ludlow)*


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

Type area: outcrop at old sewage-pumping station on east wall of Niagara River Gorge, west of intersection of Ashland Ave. and the Robert Moses Parkway, city of Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls quadrangle, Niagara Co., NY (Brett and others, 1995).


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 ([ ]).