Rochester Shale

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Rochester Shale
Stratigraphic range: Homerian[1]
Rochester Shale Niagara Gorge.jpg
Rochester Shale exposed in Niagara Gorge, New York.
Type Formation
Underlies Gasport Dolomite, Lockport Dolomite and McKenzie Formation
Overlies Cataract Group and Keefer Formation
Region Ohio and West Virginia
Country United States

The Rochester Shale is a geologic formation in West Virginia. It preserves fossils dating back to the Silurian period.

See also[edit]


  • Various Contributors to the Paleobiology Database. "Fossilworks: Gateway to the Paleobiology Database". Archived from the original on 31 July 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.