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Geologic Unit: Pamelia

Usage:

Pamelia Limestone of Black River Group (NY*)
Pamelia Formation of Black River Group (NY)
Pamelia Dolostone of Black River Group (NY)


Subunits:

Pittsburgh Quarry Bed (NY).


Geologic age:

Late Ordovician (Mohawkian; Turinian)*


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

Named from exposures at Pamelia, Jefferson Co., NY (H.P., Cushing, 1908, GSA Bull., v. 19, p. 155+; US geologic names lexicon, USGS Bull. 896).


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 ([ ]).