Glenerie Formation

Limestone, chert.
State New York
Name Glenerie Formation
Geologic age Lower Devonian
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone
Sedimentary > Chemical > Chert
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate
Comments part of Onondaga Limestone and Ulster Group 100-500 ft. (30-150 m). Secondary unit description from USGS Geologic Names lexicon (ref. NY046): Composition of the Glenerie limestone ranges from limestone to solid chert beds, soft shale, and conglomerate. Beds are very blue to nearly black in fresh exposures; characteristically weather buff brown. Thickness is about 30 ft in type exposure. Overlies the Port Ewen beds in type area, but overlies the Connelly conglomerate farther to south.

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.

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Counties Albany - Greene - Schoharie