Little Falls Formation

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Little Falls Formation
Stratigraphic range: Cambrian
OverliesProterozoic gneiss
RegionNew York
CountryUnited States

The Little Falls Formation or Little Falls Dolostone is a geologic formation in New York. The unit is of Cambrian age and rests unconformably on Precambrian rock. The unit is noted as the host for the Herkimer diamonds of New York.[1][2] The unit contains stromatolites and rare brachiopod fossils.[2]

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  1. ^ Herkimer Diamonds, MAGS Explorer, V. 2 No. 7, pp. 1-3, July 11, 2003
  2. ^ a b Muskatt, H.S., and Tollerton, V.P., Jr., 1992, The Little Falls Dolostone (Late Cambrian); stratigraphy and mineralogy, IN April, R.H., ed., Field trip guidebook: New York State Geological Association Guidebook, 64th annual meeting, Hamilton, NY, September 18–20, 1992, no. 64, p. 200-215 as quoted in GEOLEX, USGS
  • Various Contributors to the Paleobiology Database. "Fossilworks: Gateway to the Paleobiology Database". Archived from the original on 31 July 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014.