Unit 4, Rose Hill Formation, Mays Gap Section (Silurian to of the United States)

Where: Grant County County, West Virginia (39.1° N, 79.2° W: paleocoordinates 29.4° S, 48.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Rose Hill Formation (Clinton Group), Llandovery to Llandovery (443.4 - 423.0 Ma)

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: offshore; lithified shale and lithified, brown sandstone

• A monotonous series of thin fissile slightly purple shales with 2 or 3 thin (2-inch) platy flaggy brown sandstones every 5 to 6 feet. Abundant fucoidal markings in sandstone.

Primary reference: H. P. Woodward. 1941. Silurian System of West Virginia. West Virginia Geological Survey 14:1-326 [P. Wagner/K. Koverman/K. Koverman]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 41079: authorized by Pete Wagner, entered by Kimberly Koverman on 06.07.2004

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