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Geologic Unit: Shochary Ridge

Usage:

Shochary Ridge Member of Martinsburg Formation (PA)
(†Shochary Ridge not used by the USGS. Rocks included in Shochary Sandstone. See Shochary.)


Geologic age:

Late Ordovician


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

Preserved in erosional remnant in 7-mile long Shochary Ridge, Lehigh Co., PA (McBride, 1962).


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.

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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 ([ ]).