Stissing Formation

Dolostone, shale.
State New York
Name Stissing Formation
Geologic age Cambrian
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale
Comments part of Wappinger and Stockbridge Groups, Poughquag Quartzite, and Metamorphic Equivalents up to 4000 ft. (1200 m). Age changed to Early Cambrian as per USGS Lexicon website (ref. NY046) according to reference NY008.

Fisher, D.W., Isachsen, Y.W., and Rickard, L.V., 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 1:250,000.

Knopf, E.B., 1946, Stratigraphy of the Lower Paleozoic rocks surrounding Stissing Mountain, Dutchess County, New York [abs.]: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 57, no.12, pt. 2, p. 1211-1212.

USGS Geologic Names lexicon found at:

NGMDB product
Counties Columbia - Dutchess - Orange