Bellvale Sandstone

(Bellvale Flags of Darton, 1894; Willard, 1937) - Upper beds are grayish-red to grayish-purple sandstone containing quartz pebbles as large as 3 cm (1.2 in) in diameter. Lower beds are light-olive-gray- to yellowish-gray- and greenish-black-weathering, medium-gray to medium-bluish-gray very thin to very thick bedded siltstone and sandstone cross-bedded, graded and interbedded with black to dark-gray shale that is locally fossiliferous. More sandstone in upper beds becomes finer downward. Lower contact conformable and placed where beds thicken and volume of shale and siltstone are about equal. The unit is 535 to 610 m (1,750-2,000 ft) thick.
State New Jersey
Name Bellvale Sandstone
Geologic age Middle Devonian
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)Upper beds are grayish-red to grayish-purple sandstone containing quartz pebbles as large as 3 cm (1.2 in) in diameter. Lower beds are light-olive-gray- to yellowish-gray- and greenish-black-weathering, medium-gray to medium-bluish-gray very thin to very thick bedded siltstone and sandstone cross-bedded. More sandstone in upper beds becomes finer downward.
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone (Bed)Lower beds are light-olive-gray- to yellowish-gray- and greenish-black-weathering, medium-gray to medium-bluish-gray very thin to very thick bedded siltstone.
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)Lower beds ; graded and interbedded with black to dark-gray shale that is locally fossiliferous.
References

Dalton, R.F., Herman, G.C., Monteverde, D.H., Pristas, R.S., Sugarman, P.J., and Volkert, R.A., 1999, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bedrock Geology and Topographic Base Maps of New Jersey: New Jersey Geological Survey CD Series CD 00-1; ARC/INFO (v. 7.1), scale 1:100,000.

Drake, Avery A. Jr.,Volkert, Richard, A., Monteverde, Donald H., Herman, Gregory C., Houghton,Hugh F., Parker, Ronald A., and Dalton, Richard F., 1996, Bedrock Geologic Map of Northern New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellanenous Investigations Map I-2540-A, 4 cross sections, 2 sheets, size 56x40; 58x41, scale 1:100.000.

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/i2540A

Darton, N.H., 1894, Geologic relations from Green Pond, New Jersey, to Skunnemunk Mountain, New York: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 5, p. 367-394.

Willard, Bradford, 1938, A Paleozoic section at Delaware Water Gap: Pennsylvania Geological Survey, 4th series, Bulletin G-11, 35 p.

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Counties Morris - Passaic