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Geologic Unit: Shawnee Island

Usage:

Shawnee Island Member of Coeymans Formation of Helderberg Group (NJ*,PA*)


Geologic age:

Early Devonian*


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

Type section: in cut along northwest side of road, 0.6 mi southwest of Shawnee on Delaware, in southwest corner of Bushkill 7.5-min quadrangle [approx. Lat. 41 deg. 0.5 min. N., Long. 75 deg. 6.92 min. W., Monroe Co., PA (A.G. Harris, written commun., ca. 1995)]. Named from Shawnee Island in the Delaware River, Monroe Co., PA (Epstein and others, 1967).
Reference section: in woods on northeast side of secondary road along ascent of Wallpack Ridge in PA, immediately southwest of where the Delaware River cuts through the ridge, Flatbrookville quadrangle (Epstein and others, 1967).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin*


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

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Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).