Bloomsburg Formation

Grayish-red and greenish-gray shale, siltstone, and very fine to coarse-grained sandstone; some calcareous mudstone in central Pennsylvania; thins to west and is replaced by Mifflintown beds; thickens eastward, replacing overlying Wills Creek and Tonoloway Formations and underlying Mifflintown Formation.
State Pennsylvania
Name Bloomsburg Formation
Geologic age Silurian
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)red shale
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)very fine to coarse-grained sandstone
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone (Calcareous)

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 Berks - Carbon - Cumberland - Dauphin - Lebanon - Monroe - Perry - Schuylkill