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Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 2006
DOI: 10.1130/2006.2399(02)
... Early Silurian (Llandoverian) macrofossils from the lower Massanutten Sandstone at Passage Creek in Virginia represent the oldest known terrestrial wetland communities. Fossils are preserved as compressions in overbank deposits of a braided fluvial system. Specimens with entire margins...
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Published: 01 December 1918
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (1918) 8 (4): 105-116.
... an approximate width of twenty miles from the state boundary southwestward to nearly the latitude of Greenville, Augusta County (Map, Plate I). From near the latitude of Strasburg and Riverton to that a short distance south of Harrisonburg, the valley is divided lengthwise by Massanutten Mountain, which...
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Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 May 1987
GSA Bulletin (1987) 98 (5): 569-590.
... of parallel folds due to internal deformation. Ductile deformation zones on the overturned limbs of folds acted as precursors for the propagation of thrust faults in the late stages of folding. In the Valley and Ridge and Massanutten synclinorium, important deformation mechanisms in the sandstone units...
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Journal: PALAIOS
Published: 05 December 2017
PALAIOS (2017) 32 (12): 725-738.
... Massanutten Sandstone, Virginia, U.S.A .: Lethaia , v . 39 , p . 329 – 338 . Toporski, J. and Steele, A., 2004 , From microbial fossils to astrobiology...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 November 2012
Journal of Paleontology (2012) 86 (6): 996-1001.
.... 2006 . Cyanobacterial macrophytes in an early Silurian (Llandovery) continental biota: Passage Creek, lower Massanutten Sandstone, Virginia, U.S.A . Lethaia , 39 : 329 – 338 . Torell O. 1870 . Petrificata...
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..., specifically the Silurian Tonoloway Limestone, the Silurian–Devonian Helderberg Group, and the Devonian Needmore Shale. The stops on Day 1 will also focus on facies changes in Silurian sandstones, the stratigraphy of the Keyser–Tonoloway formational contact, and new discoveries relevant to the depositional...
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Journal: PALAIOS
Published: 01 August 2010
PALAIOS (2010) 25 (8): 527-539.
... of the Tuscarora, comminuted carbonaceous fossil material occurs in abundance on bedding planes ( Fig. 7 ). This represents some of the oldest fossilized carbonaceous matter in central Pennsylvania and is stratigraphically correlative with similar material described from the Massanutten Sandstone in Virginia...
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Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1130/2015.0040(02)
EISBN: 9780813756400
... to the Mid-to Late Ordovician Taconic orogeny ( Cooper and Cooper, 1946 ; Diecchio, 1993 ). Page Valley is bound to the west by the Massanutten synclinorium, defined by high ridges underlain by the Silurian Massanutten Sandstone ( King, 1950 ; Allen, 1967 ; Fig. 4B). The central core of the Massanutten...
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Journal: PALAIOS
Published: 14 November 2017
PALAIOS (2017) 32 (11): 673-677.
... in an early Silurian (Llandovery) continental biota: Passage Creek, lower Massanutten Sandstone, Virginia, USA : Lethaia , v . 39 , p . 329 – 338 . Tomescu, A.M.F., Rothwell, G.W...
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Journal: PALAIOS
Published: 01 March 2009
PALAIOS (2009) 24 (3): 167-180.
... Silurian (Llandovery) terrestrial deposits from the lower Massanutten Sandstone of Virginia. Palynological preparations yielded spores, fragments of cuticle, and a variety of different types of tubular structures, including banded tubes. They also reported thalloid organic remains present on many...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 September 2008
Journal of Paleontology (2008) 82 (5): 857-883.
... and its lateral equivalents, which are the Massanutten Sandstone and the Clinch Sandstone to the south in Virginia and Tennessee and the Medina Group and Shawangunk Conglomerate in New York State. Overall, the Tuscarora is a paralic unit containing nearshore marine, beach face, tidal flat, and fluvial...
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Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1130/2010.0016(05)
EISBN: 9780813756165
..., such that significant westward transport likely occurs along weak, shale-dominated units (Martinsburg, Rose Hill, and Wills Creek formations), while outcrop structures are more apparent in the stronger sandstone and dolomitic units (Oswego, Tuscarora, Williamsport, and Oriskany formations). Figure 3. NW-SE cross...
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Journal: PALAIOS
Published: 01 December 2014
PALAIOS (2014) 29 (12): 624-645.
.... (2002 , 2006) attributed wrinkled surfaces to the ductile deformation of a microbially mat-bound surface. Unit 2 is 1.5 m thick and is the source of blocks A to C. The unit consists of trough cross-bedded sandstone with ripple marks on the basal and top surfaces and some lineated plane beds...
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..., with lesser amphibole (Fig. 10 ). Many xenoliths of carbonate and quartz sandstone occur, and multiple vesicles are filled with zeolites. Reaction rims are present around the xenoliths, and the phenocrysts appear to be eroded or altered. In some areas, olivine has been altered to zeolites and serpentine...
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Journal: PALAIOS
Published: 01 February 2013
PALAIOS (2013) 28 (2): 80-92.
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Published: 06 October 2006
DOI: 10.1130/2006.fld008(07)
EISBN: 9780813756080
... system cuts ductile structures and the widespread penetrative fabrics in both the Blue Ridge and Massanutten synclinorium (e.g., Blue Ridge–South Mountain cleavage). The Alleghanian orogeny resulted from the tectonic collision between North America and Africa, leading to the formation of the Pangean...
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Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 May 2010
GSA Bulletin (2010) 122 (5-6): 658-677.
... for multiple Silurian events or tectophases in the foreland is well known in the erosional unconformities under the Early Silurian clastic wedge: the Tuscarora and Massanutten Sandstone–Shawangunk Formation ( Epstein and Epstein, 1972 ; Epstein and Lyttle, 1987 ; Epstein, 1993 ; Brett and Ray, 2005...
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Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 March 2004
GSA Bulletin (2004) 116 (3-4): 474-489.
... by Cruziana , other traces, and delicate arthropod scratch marks found as hypichnia on the underside of the overlying fine-grained sandstone of the Schoharie Formation ( Miller and Rehmer, 1982 ). Sedimentary characters of some Devonian K-bentonites indicate that they represent primary volcanic deposits...
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Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1130/2015.0040(04)
EISBN: 9780813756400
... and Valley physiographic province. Cambrian strata are exposed at the core of this structure, specifically in the hanging walls of several large thrust faults ( Butts, 1945 ). The Great Valley is the easternmost subdivision of the Ridge and Valley Physiographic Province, and incorporates the Massanutten...
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Published: 06 October 2006
DOI: 10.1130/2006.fld008(08)
EISBN: 9780813756080
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