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Geologic Unit: Vinemount

Usage:

Vinemount Member of Goat Island Dolomite of Lockport Group (NY*)
Vinemount Member of Goat Island Formation of Lockport Group (Canada)


Geologic age:

early Late Silurian (Ludlow)*


Type section, locality, area and/or origin of name: (See Canadian Lexicon)

Type locality: Vinemount quarry, north of Green Mountain Road, in Vinemount, Saltfleet Twp., Ontario, Canada (Hewitt, 1960).
Reference sections: (1) Niagara River Gorge; (2) Niagara Stone quarry, Niagara, NY; (3) Frontier Stone quarry, Lockport, NY (Brett and others, 1995).


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 ([ ]).