Washington Formation

Cyclic sequences of sandstone, shale, limestone, and coal; includes some red shale; base is at bottom of Washington coal.
State Pennsylvania
Name Washington Formation
Geologic age Permian
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shaleincludes red shale
Sedimentary > Coal
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone

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.

NGMDB product
Counties Allegheny - Fayette - Greene - Washington - Westmoreland