A New Marine Member in the Conemaugh Group of Ohio
Creators:Murphy, James L., 1941-
Keywords:Noble Limestone (Pennsylvanian) Ohio
Pennsylvanian stratigraphy (Noble Co., Ohio)
Paleontology (Noble County, Ohio)
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Publisher:Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Citation:James L. Murphy and Larry Picking, "A New Marine Member in the Conemaugh Group of Ohio," Kirtlandia No. 1, Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Museum of Natural History, (1967).
Series/Report no.:Kirtlandia. No. 1
A previously unreported marine limestone from the Conemaugh Group, Pennsylvanian, of Ohio is described as a new stratigraphic unit, the Noble Limestone Member. The type section is designated as the shale pit of the Ava Brick Co., in the SE1/4NW1/4 sec. 31, Buffalo Twp., Noble Co., Ohio. The position of the new unit is between the Ewing and Rock Riffle Limestones. At two localities the Noble Limestone overlies a thin carbonaceous deposit and an underclay which may represent the Upper Bakerstown Coal and Clay. Fossils collected from the new member consist for the most part of bryozoans, brachiopods, and dissociated crinoid plates and stems. It is suggested that an unnamed marine shale that overlies the Upper Bakerstown Coal in the vicinity of Bakerstown, Pennsylvania may be the stratigraphic equivalent of the Noble Limestone.