Also known as Read (1955) Locality 17
Where: Morgan County, West Virginia (39.6° N, 78.1° W: paleocoordinates 16.9° S, 24.7° W)
• coordinate based on nearby landmark
• outcrop-level geographic resolution
When: Triphyllopteris zone, Pocono Formation, Visean (345.3 - 326.4 Ma)
• "Hedges shale in coal prospects" Read (1955) p. 15.
•"In the Meadow Branch syncline, West Virginia and Mayland, it has already been indicated that there is a question regarding the correlationof the units assigned in the past to the Pocono Formation (Stose and Swartz, 1912) The rock sequence, as preveously described, is as follows: (desending order) Pinkerton Ss, 125 feet; Myers shale (red), 800-1200 feet; Hedges shale (coal bearing), 200 feet; Purslane sandstone, 320 feet; and Rock well formation, 500 feet. The coal-bearing Hedges shale contains a flora .... of the Triphyllopteris zone, wides spread in the upper part of the Pocono" Read (1955), p. 10.
• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution
Environment/lithology: lithified shale
Collection methods: quarrying,
Primary reference: C. B. Read. 1955. Floras of the Pocono and Price Sandstone in parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virgina. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper (263)1-32 [H. Sims/C. Metz/C. Metz] more details
PaleoDB collection 26052: authorized by Anne Raymond, entered by Cheryl Metz on 01.10.2002