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Geologic Unit: Vernon

Usage:

Vernon Formation of Salina Group (NY)
Vernon Shale of Salina Group (NY*)
Vernon Shale Member of Salina Formation (NY)


Subunits:

Downing Brook, Harris Hill, Monroeav, Pittsford, and Barge Canal Beds (NY)


Geologic age:

Late Silurian*


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

Vernon Twp., Oneida Co., NY (Clarke, 1903).
Reference section: Downing Brook, 2.3 mi south of intersection of NY Highway 5 and Kenwood-Sherrill Road (Fisher, 1957).


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 ([ ]).