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Geologic Unit: Oswayo

Usage:

Oswayo Formation (NY*,PA*,WV)
Oswayo Formation of Conewango Group (NY,PA)
Oswayo Formation of Susquehanna Group (PA)
Oswayo Member of Price Formation (MD,WV)


Geologic age:

Devonian, Late*
Mississippian, Early(?)


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

Exposures in vicinity of Oswayo Creek, Cattaraugus Co., southwestern NY (Glenn, 1903).


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 ([ ]).