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Sixtown Creek - Close-up of Folds and Faults

Sixtown Creek - Close-up of thrust showing drag folds, fault breccia, and fault gouge

Sixtown Creek - Close-up of Thrust Showing Drag Folds, Fault Breccia, and Fault Gouge
Located in Allegany County
Image courtesy of Gerald Smith

Type: Creekside.

Features: Caneadea Formation; Thrusting; Displays offshore & nearshore depositional
environments that were frequently impacted by storms; Syndepositional fault activity.

Feature Type: Structural

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