Edited by Annabelle M. Foos
93 p., 58 figures, 13 plates, 15 tables
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Guidebook 18 focuses on the classic exposures of the Sharon Formation located at Gorge Metro Park in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Virginia Kendall Ledges in Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area. Authors Annabelle M. Foos, Neil A. Wells, David A. Waugh (Kent State University); James E. Evans (Bowling Green State University); and Joseph T. Hannibal (Cleveland Museum of Natural History) provide a comprehensive overview of previous studies and update our knowledge of the Sharon stratigraphic and depositional framework by reporting the results of their studies using sequence-stratigraphy and basin-analysis methods. In conjunction with petrographic studies, this information advances our knowledge of ground-water flow through the sandstones of the Sharon. Later chapters provide a historical overview of the importance of the Sharon in the economic development of northeast Ohio and discuss the environmental issues associated with historic dams built to harness the power of water flowing over rapids and waterfalls created by resistant sandstone beds of the Sharon. The last chapter describes field-trip stops and outcrops visited. A detailed road log is provided, and the geologic and cultural features of the Sharon are well illustrated by 58 figures and 13 plates. Fifteen tables summarize data used to support the authors' findings.
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