Mineral Co., West Virginia, USA
|Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||39° 24' 52'' North , 78° 56' 37'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||39.41472,-78.94375|
Note: The geographic coordinates presented are taken from the Keyser topo map (GNIS database preferred). The USGS GNIS database presents 17 sets of coordinates for this county.
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11 valid minerals.
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358.9 - 419.2 Ma
|Oriskany Sandstone and Huntersville Chert|
Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)
Description: Oriskany Sandstone: sometimes designated Ridgeley in eastern West Virginia. White to brown coarse- to fine-grained, partly calcareous sandstone, locally pebbly or conglomeratic, and ridge-forming. May be white, nearly pure silica, and a source of glass sand, as at Berkeley Springs, Morgan County. Huntersville Chert (part of Onesquethaw ("Onondaga") Group): ranges from a nearly pure slightly calcitic or dolomitic chert to an inter-tonguing of such chert and the Needmore Shale. Grades westward in the subsurface to a limestone, commonly considered as "Onondaga". Contains the "glauconitic" Bobs Ridge Sandstone Member. Not mappable at scale of this map. Included with Do.
Comments: Only named Oriskany Sandstone on printed map, but Huntersville Chert description says it is included and mapped with Oriskany Sandstone (Do). Thickness: Northeastern - Oriskany Sandstone 12-275 ft, Western - Huntersville Chert 285 ft, Western - Oriskany Sandstone 75 ft, Southeastern - Huntersville Chert 75 ft.
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.