Geologic units in Potter county, Pennsylvania

Catskill Formation (Devonian) at surface, covers 47 % of this area

Grayish-red sandstone, siltstone, shale, and mudstone; units of gray sandstone occur in upper part; lithologies in upper part arranged in fining-upward cycles. In the Altoona area, the Catskill Formation is mapped as the Duncannon, Sherman Creek, and Irish Valley Members, which are described under "Central and Eastern Pennsylvania" provinces.

Huntley Mountain Formation (Mississippian and Devonian) at surface, covers 39 % of this area

Greenish-gray and light-olive-gray, flaggy, fine-grained sandstone, siltstone, and a few red shale interbeds; includes lower "Pocono" plus "Oswayo" of earlier workers. Forms transition between Catskill Formation and Burgoon Sandstone.

Pottsville Formation (Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 5 % of this area

Predominantly gray sandstone and conglomerate; also contains thin beds of shale, claystone, limestone, and coal; includes Olean and Sharon conglomerates of northwestern Pennsylvania; thin marine limestones present in Beaver, Lawrence, and Mercer Counties; minable coals and commercially valuable high-alumina clays present locally.

Chadakoin Formation (Devonian) at surface, covers 5 % of this area

Light-gray or brownish siltstone and some sandstone, interbedded with medium-gray shale; included in Conneaut Group and "Chemung" of earlier workers; marine fossils common; includes "pink rock" of drillers.

Lock Haven Formation (Devonian) at surface, covers 3 % of this area

Interbedded olive-gray mudstone, siltstone, sandstone, and thin conglomerate; marine fossils throughout; "Chemung" of earlier workers. Laterally equivalent to Scherr and Foreknobs Formations.

Shenango Formation through Oswayo Formation, undivided (Mississippian and Devonian) at surface, covers 1 % of this area

Greenish-gray, olive, and buff sandstone and siltstone, and gray shale in varying proportions; includes "Pocono" ("Knapp") and Oswayo of earlier workers; difficult lithologic distinction between Oswayo and "Knapp"- "Pocono" south and east of type area at Olean, N. Y.; contains marine fossils; includes lateral equivalents of Shenango Formation, Cuyahoga Group, Corry Sandstone, Bedford Shale, and Cussewago Sandstone, plus Oswayo Formation.

Burgoon Sandstone (Mississippian) at surface, covers 0.3 % of this area

Buff, medium-grained, crossbedded sandstone; includes shale and coal; in places, contains conglomerate at base; contains plant fossils; equivalent to Pocono Formation of Ridge and Valley province.

Conneaut Group, undivided (Upper Devonian) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

In west: Ellicott and Dexterville Formations-shale, siltstone. In east: Germania Formation-shale, sandstone; Whitesville Formation-shale, sandstone; Hinsdale Sandstone; Wellsville Formation-shale, sandstone; Cuba Sandstone.

Oswayo and Venango Formations (Upper Devonian) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Shale, siltstone, sandstone; replaced eastwardly by Cattaraugus Formation-shale, sandstone, conglomerate.

Machias Formation (Upper Devonian) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Shale, siltstone; Rushford Sandstone; Caneadea, Canisteo, and Hume Shales; Canaseraga Sandstone; South Wales and Dunkirk Shales; In Pennsylvania: Towanda Formation-shale, sandstone.