Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America
One of six volumes generated by each GSA section for the Decade of North American Geology (DNAG) project, this Centennial Field Guide contains descriptions of 100 sites or site clusters representing outstanding geologic locations in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, eastern Ontario, Quebec, and Washington, D.C.
Upper Mississippian to Middle Pennsylvanian stratigraphic section Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Published:January 01, 1987
Jeffrey Ross Levine, Rudy Slingerland, 1987. "Upper Mississippian to Middle Pennsylvanian stratigraphic section Pottsville, Pennsylvania", Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, David C. Roy
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Location and Accessibility
The rocks at this site are exposed along a road cut on the eastern side of Pennsylvania 61, 0.3 to 0.5 mi (0.4 to 0.8 km) south of Pottsville, Pennsylvania (Fig. 1), on the southern margin of the Southern Anthracite field where the Schuylkill River has cut a deep gap in Sharp Mountain. Parking is available at several places, but it is advantageous to begin at the southern end of the outcrop and walk up section.