Queenston Shale

Queenston Shale
State New York
Name Queenston Shale
Geologic age Upper Ordovician
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shalered shale
Comments part of the Medina Group and Queenston Formation 800 ft. (250 m). Age change USGS Lexicon website (ref. NY046) according to reference NY019. In cross section E-E', in the subsurface of central to eastern OH, Queenston Shale is used for silty red shale equivalent to the Juniata Formation in WV. Age is Late Ordovician (Richmondian) based on stratigraphic position and fossils in equivalent strata in OH and KY (Ryder, 1992).
NGMDB product
Counties Monroe - Niagara - Orleans - Wayne