Also known as Horse Shoe Curve, Horseshoe Bend
Where: Blair County, Pennsylvania (40.5° N, 78.5° W: paleocoordinates 25.0° S, 27.0° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
When: Adiantites Zone zone, Middle SS and Shale Member (Pocono Formation), Tournaisian (360.7 - 345.3 Ma)
• These plants were collected at or about 500 ft below the top of the Pocono Fm.
Environment/lithology: paralic; lithified shale and poorly lithified sandstone
Collection methods: David White made these collections and they were published in Butts et al. 1936, USGS Bull. 85, 111p. and Butts et al. 1939, Pa Geol. Surv.4th ser. Atlas 96, 118 p.
Primary reference: F. M. Swartz. 1965. Guide to the Horse Shoe curve Section between Altoona and Gallitzin, Central Pennsylvania. General Geology Report G50 (G50)1-56 [H. Sims/C. Metz/C. Metz] more details
Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis
PaleoDB collection 24522: authorized by Anne Raymond, entered by Cheryl Metz on 08.08.2002