Nesquehoning Coal Mine, Nesquehoning, Lansford, Carbon Co., Pennsylvania, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||40° 51' 44'' North , 75° 48' 45'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||40.86250,-75.81250|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfa : Hot-summer humid continental climate|
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3 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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323.2 - 358.9 Ma
|Mauch Chunk Formation|
Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Mauch Chunk Formation
Description: Grayish-red shale, siltstone, sandstone, and some conglomerate; some local nonred zones. Includes Loyalhanna Member (crossbedded, sandy limestone) at base in south-central and southwestern Pennsylvania; also includes Greenbrier Limestone Member, and Wymps Gap and Deer Valley Limestones, which are tongues of the Greenbrier. Along Allegheny Front from Blair County to Sullivan County, Loyalhanna Member is greenish-gray, calcareous, crossbedded sandstone.
Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. 
Genth F. A., Penfield, S. L. (1890), On lansfordite, nesquehonite, a new mineral, and pseudomorphs of nesquehonite after lansfordite, The American Journal of Science: 139: 121-137.