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Sheetz Quarry - Closeup of Flat Heterolithic Bedding

Closeup of flat heterolithic bedding within Heterolithic-Bedded Facies

Sheetz Quarry - Unadilla
Located in Delaware County
Image courtesy of Dan Bishuk, Jon Hairabedian, James Ebert

Type: Quarry.

Features: Non-marine to marine transition of the Catskill Clastic Wedge;
Rare ripple cross-lamination; sparse fossils(Sphenotus, fish plates, plant fragments).

Feature Type: Stratigraphic.

Reference: NYS Geological Association Field Trip Guidebook, 63rd Annual Meeting 1991;
Storm-Dominated Shelf and Tidally-Influenced Foreshore Sedimentation, Upper Devonian Sonyea Group,
Bainbridge to Sidney Center, New York.
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Quadrangle: Unadilla.

Reason for Designation: The suspected oxisol profile at the Steele Residence Quarry is not known
to occur outside this study area in NYS. The oxisol is believed to be unique within NYS because development of large,
long-lived interfluve areas where tidal processes dominated has not been documented elsewhere in the state.
Cattarugus Magnafacies rocks of this kind have not been described elsewhere in NYS.
Sedimentary structures are displayed in dramatic fashion.