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Geologic Unit: Stoufferstown

Usage:

Stoufferstown Formation of Beekmantown Group (PA*)
Stoufferstown Member of Stonehenge Formation (PA)
Stoufferstown Member of Stonehenge Limestone (MD*,VA,WV*)


Geologic age:

Early Ordovician*


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

Type section: on Hoover Farm just north of U.S. Route 30, 2 mi southeast of center of Chambersburg near the community of Stoufferstown, Franklin Co., PA (Sando, 1958).
Type section (adjusted): is 12,000 feet east of the center of Chambersburg on U.S. Route 30. Stoufferstown no longer exists (Root, 1968).


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 ([ ]).