Niagara Formation outcrop (Old quarry), Clinton Township, Seneca Co., Ohio, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||41° 9' 9'' North , 83° 9' 24'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||41.15250,-83.15694|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfa : Hot-summer humid continental climate|
A rock outcrop along the eastern bank of the Sandusky River, N of the city of Tiffin and the hamlet of Center.
This locality was first described by E. R. Cumings in 1930. Cumings (1930) described the locality as an “old quarry” two and half miles north of the town of Tiffin with “druzes of well crystallized calcite”.
The site was then visited later by Wilbur Stout in 1937 (1941). Stout (1941) determined that the rock belonged to Niagara Formation and was “99 percent” dolomite. Stout (1941) never mentioned that a quarry was located at this locality and Cumings may have mistaken the outcrop for one.
1 valid mineral.
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|Ludlow - Llandovery|
423 - 443.8 Ma
Age: Silurian (423 - 443.8 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Lockport Dolomite
Description: Dolomite, shades of white to medium gray, medium to massive bedded, fine to coarse crystalline; fossiliferous; vuggy.
Comments: Secondary unit description from USGS Lexicon website (ref. OH017) and OH005:Rock units forming the bedrock in the Maumee, Lucas Co., OH, and that crop out in the walls of a quarry are the Lockport Dolomite and the Greenfield Dolomite. The two form a thick reef complex roughly 600 m in diameter and about 68 m thick. The Lockport contains multistory stromatolite, thrombolite, and coral-microbialite reefs that were probably formed in a subtidal setting within a hypersaline lagoon. Lockport may be Wenlockian or Llandoverian to Ludlovian. In contrast to the mostly massive Lockport, the Greenfield at Maumee quarry is well bedded. It is Wenlockian, according to Shaver (1991), but fig. 16 of this report (after Howell, 1993) depicts the Greenfield as Llandoverian with a significant hiatus between deposition of the two units (Kahle, 1994).
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.