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Fossil collecting from the Middle Devonian Silica Formation, Paulding, Paulding County, northwest Ohio

Michael R. Sandy, Dave Mielke and Alex Fabian
Fossil collecting from the Middle Devonian Silica Formation, Paulding, Paulding County, northwest Ohio (in On and around the Cincinnati Arch and Niagara Escarpment; geological field trips in Ohio and Kentucky for the GSA North-Central Section meeting, Dayton, Ohio 2012, Michael R. Sandy (editor) and Daniel Goldman (editor))
Field Guide (Geological Society of America) (2012) 27: 121-130

Abstract

This field trip will be to a working limestone quarry near Paulding, Paulding County, Ohio, a little over 100 mi (160 km) north of Dayton, Ohio. The quarry is working Middle Devonian strata: the Dundee Formation and overlying Silica Formation and Tenmile Creek Dolomite of the Traverse Group. The focus of the trip will be the fossiliferous Silica Formation (Silica shale)--collecting from blocks of rock from recent quarry blasting. At Paulding, the thickness of the Silica Formation is reduced compared to farther north in the vicinity of Sylvania, Ohio. The most common fossils are brachiopods, bryozoans, corals, and trilobites. The visit will be timed with a recent blasting of the quarry's western rock face. Be aware that the terrain is uneven, and care must be exercised while fossil collecting. The quarry and adjacent cement plant at Paulding are operated by LaFarge.


ISSN: 2333-0937
EISSN: 2333-0945
Serial Title: Field Guide (Geological Society of America)
Serial Volume: 27
Title: Fossil collecting from the Middle Devonian Silica Formation, Paulding, Paulding County, northwest Ohio
Title: On and around the Cincinnati Arch and Niagara Escarpment; geological field trips in Ohio and Kentucky for the GSA North-Central Section meeting, Dayton, Ohio 2012
Author(s): Sandy, Michael R.Mielke, DaveFabian, Alex
Author(s): Sandy, Michael R.editor
Author(s): Goldman, Danieleditor
Affiliation: University of Dayton, Department of Geology, Dayton, OH, United States
Affiliation: University of Dayton, Department of Geology, Dayton, OH, United States
Pages: 121-130
Published: 2012
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
ISBN: 978-0-8137-0024-4
References: 13
Accession Number: 2012-067376
Categories: StratigraphyInvertebrate paleontology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Annotation: Accessed on May 22, 2012
Illustration Description: illus. incl. strat. col., 2 tables, sketch map
N41°00'00" - N41°15'00", W84°49'60" - W84°19'60"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 201235
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