Huntley Mountain Formation facts for kids
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Stratigraphic range: Late Devonian to Early Mississippian
The Haystacks of Loyalsock Creek in Laporte Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania are a quartzite bed of the Huntley Mountain Formation
|Named for||Huntley Mountain, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania|
|Named by||Berg and Edmunds, 1978|
The Haystacks are enigmatic mounds of sandstone that outcrop in Loyalsock Creek south of Dushore in Sullivan County. They are a single bed of quartz sandstone with an undulating upper surface with up to one meter relief. The origin of the mounds is debatable.
- The type section of the formation is at Huntley Mountain in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, on the mountainside just north of the village of Waterville.
- Base of the Loyalsock Creek gorge in Worlds End State Park
- Haystacks beds, also in Loyalsock Creek
Geologist William E. Edmunds argues that the Huntley Mountain Formation is laterally equivalent to the Rockwell Formation (originally described in West Virginia) and the Spechty Kopf Formation. He proposes that the Pocono Formation be reinstated as "the dominantly non-red, non-marine clastic sequence between the Catskill and Mauch Chunk Formations", with the Huntley Mountain, Beckville, Burgoon, Rockwell, Mt. Carbon, and Spechty Kopf Formations demoted to the status of members of the Pocono Formation. Other workers support this interpretation.
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