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Rushford (Caneadea) Dam Park

Rushford (Caneadea) Dam Park - Rushford formation in cliffs along Rushford Lake

Rushford (Caneadea) Dam Park
Located in Allegany County
Image courtesy of Gerald Smith


Type: Park (Public).

Features: Type locality for the Rushford Formation at lake level; Lowest stratigraphic
major Upper Devonian sand and represents sands of the first giant oil field.

Feature Type: Type Locality.

Reference: NYS Geological Association Field Trip Guidebook, 71st Annual Meeting 1999;
Structure and Upper Devonian Stratigraphy in the Appalachian Plateau of Allegany County,
New York State, Including the Clarendon-Linden Fault System.
For online reference please visit - www.nysga.net/Guidebooks.html

Quadrangle: Houghton.

Reason for Designation: Unique and Scenic.