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|Name||Unadilla, Laurens, New Lisbon, and Gilboa Formations|
|Geologic age||Middle Devonian|
|Original map label||Dgu|
|Comments||part of Genesee Group 1200-1500 ft. (370-460 m). Secondary unit description from USGS Lexicon website (ref. NY046) and NY021: Gilboa Formation is described at Stevens Mountain Quarry, Grand Gorge, and Hardenburgh Falls. Formation is composed of 2- to 6-m-thick sandstone bodies separated by thinner mudstone-dominated intervals. Unit is divided into four 15- to 20-m-thick sections by three thick mudstones. The fine- to medium-grained sandstone bodies have sharp, erosional bases with tool and flute marks, overlain by intraformational breccia composed of shale clasts, plant fragments, and shelly fossils. Trough cross-strata are most common, but planar cross-strata occur near the tops of the sandstone bodies. The mudstones are dark gray, sparsely fossiliferous, and typically bioturbated. Variations in facies throughout the Gilboa suggest increasing marine influence through the lowest 20 m and decreasing influence through the upper 30 m. Overlies Moscow Formation. Gradationally underlies Oneonta Formation in study area. Grades eastward into Manorkill Formation. Age in this report is Middle Devonian only (Bridge and Willis, 1994).|
|Primary rock type||shale|
|Secondary rock type||siltstone|
|Other rock types||sandstone|
NYS Museum, NYS Geological Survey, NYS Museum Technology Center, 1999, 1:250,000 Bedrock geology of NYS, data is distributed in ARC/INFOr EXPORT format (with ".e00" extension) in 5 seperate files based on printed map sheets, http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/gis.html.
D. W. Fisher; Y. W. Isachsen, L. V. Rickard, 1970, Geologic Map of New York State, consisting of 5 sheets: Niagara, Finger Lakes, Hudson-Mohawk, Adirondack, and Lower Hudson, New York State Museum and Science Service, Map and Chart Series No. 15, scale 1:250000.
|Geographic coverage||Chenango - Delaware - Greene - Otsego - Schoharie|
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