Mahantango Formation

Gray, brown, and olive shale and siltstone; marine fossils. Includes the following members, in descending order: Tully-argillaceous limestone; Sherman Ridge, Montebello (sandstone), Fisher Ridge, Dalmatia, and Turkey Ridge. In south-central Pennsylvania, includes Clearville, Frame, Chaneysville, and Gander Run Members. Characterized by coarsening-upward cycles.
State Pennsylvania
Name Mahantango Formation
Geologic age Devonian
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)marine fossils
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone (Bed)marine fossils
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)Includes the following members, in descending order: Tully—argillaceous limestone
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)Includes the following members, Montebello (sandstone)

Berg, T.M., Edmunds, W.E., Geyer, A.R., and others, compilers, 1980, Geologic map of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Geological Survey, 4th ser., Map 1, 2nd ed., 3 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

Pennsylvania Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Miles, C.E., and Whitfield, T.G., compilers, 2001, Bedrock Geology of Pennsylvania, edition: 1.0, digital map, scale 1:250,000.

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Counties Carbon - Monroe - Pike - Schuylkill