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Geologic Unit: Pittsford

Usage:

Pittsford Shale of Salina Group (NY*)
Pittsford Bed of Vernon Formation (NY)


Geologic age:

Late Silurian*


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

Covered sequence behind and near the Spring House, Monroe Ave., Pittsford, Monroe Co., NY. Named from exposures in excavations in Erie Canal near Pittsford. (Clarke, 1908; Ciurca, 1990).


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 ([ ]).