Lincoln (UGSG 18906) - #155 (Moore, 1963) (Miocene of the United States)

Also known as Locality #155 (Moore, 1963); USGS 18906

Where: Lincoln County, Oregon (44.7° N, 124.1° W: paleocoordinates 44.5° N, 119.4° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Astoria Formation, Middle Miocene (16.0 - 11.6 Ma)

• In silty shale about 40 ft below basalt at Yaquina Head. From an unknown horizon. Astoria Formation has been used as a name for almost all of the marine middle Miocene sedimentary rocks of Washington and Oregon although these correlations are poorly constrained. The formation has been divided into three members: a lower sandstone, a shale, and an upper sandstone. These rocks form the northern limb of a syncline, the asis of which is exposed east of Astoria, and the syncline trends NE and plunges to the SW. The Astoria Formation is intermittently exposed; theya re faulted and exposures are interupted by volcanic rocks and slides. The maximum thickness of any exposure is 25 feet.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, silty shale

• Astoria Formation is faulted and interupted in exposure by volcanic rocks and land slides.
• In silty shale. Strata exposed consist of shale varying in silt and sand content, siltstone, fine-grained sandstone with varying amounts of silt, coarse-grained sandstone, conglomerate, and tuff. Calcareous silty shale and fine-grained silty sandstone generally predominate.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: concretion, replaced with other

Reposited in the CAS, USNM

Collection methods: quarrying, surface (float),

• Collected by M.P. James, 1953. Collections reside in the Californian Academy of Sciences, the U.S. National Museum, and presumably the USGS.

Primary reference: E. J. Moore. 1963. Miocene marine mollusks from the Astoria Formation in Oregon. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 419 [A. Miller/A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 39803: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 06.06.2004

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Taxonomic list

• Exhaustive for mollusca
 Arcida - Arcidae
 Protobranchia - Nuculanidae
""Nuculana" epacris" = Epacroleda epacris
""Nuculana" epacris" = Epacroleda epacris Moore 1964 pointed nut clam
 Cephalaspidea - Retusidae
"Cylichnina petrosa" = Retusa (Cylichnina)
"Cylichnina petrosa" = Retusa (Cylichnina) snail
 Neogastropoda - Buccinidae
 Neogastropoda - Nassariidae
"? Uzita arnoldi" = Nassarius (Uzita)
"? Uzita arnoldi" = Nassarius (Uzita) snail
 Trochoidea - Trochidae