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University Avenue - Cascadilla Creek, Ithaca City

Cascadilla Creek, Ithaca City

University Avenue - Cascadilla Creek, Ithaca City
Located in Tompkins County

Image courtesy of James Zambito

Type: Creekside

Features: Lingula Shale; lingula fauna, including Plumalina plumaria and articulated crinoids;
siltstone channel lenses of the "Renwick facies"

Feature Type: Stratigraphic

Reference: NYS Geological Association Field Trip Guidebook, 76th annual Meeting 2007;
Re-Examination of the Type Ithaca Formation; Correlations with Sections in Western NY.
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Quadrangle: Ithaca East

Reason for Designation: This is one of the best places to see Ithaca or Portage facies
(Portage is of the classic literature of Hall and Clark) while also having Pro-Delta turbidite deposits.
Parking is limited but the hike is easy going along the Cascadilla Gorge.