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Manhattan Formation (A Member)

Manhattan Formation (A member) - sillimanite-garnet-muscovite-biotite-quartz- plagioclase schists; calcite marble and calcsilicate rock at base.
StateNew York
NameManhattan Formation (A Member)
Geologic ageMiddle Ordovician
Original map labelOma
Commentspart of Trenton Group and Metamorphic Equivalents up to 8000 ft. (2400 m). This unit (Oma) is described under unit ?Om on printed map. Separated out, because it is used separately in digital map. Named it 'A Member' of Manhattan Formation. Second unit description from USGS Lexicon website (ref. NY046) and reference NY004: Manhattan Schist member A replaced by Walloomsac Formation (not new) based on work by Jackson and Hall (1982), Hall (in press), and A.A. Drake (1990, pers. commun.). In addition, L.M. Hall (1985?, pers. commun.) determined that member B of the Manhattan Schist is part of member C and thus recommended the abandonment of member B (Baskerville, 1992) .
Primary rock typeschist
Secondary rock typemarble
Other rock typescalc-silicate rock
Lithologic constituents
Map references
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.
Unit references
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.
Baskerville, C.A., 1992, Bedrock and engineering geologic maps of Bronx County and parts of New York and Queens Counties, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map, I-2003, 2 sheets, scale 1:24,000.
USGS Geologic Names Lexicon (GEOLEX)
Geographic coveragePutnam - Rockland - Westchester

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