Geologic map of the Newark basin. This map shows the distribution of Triassic- and Jurassic-age rock units (formations) within the Newark basin of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. NYC is New York City. The faults bounding and within the basin are the black lines. Click on the map above to see a larger version of this map. Modified from Schlische (1992) and Olsen et al. (1996).
I wrote a ten page paper over the Newark Basin and did a presentation over it. I also emailed Schlische. He’s a cool guy. However, I will be fine to never really research this basin again. Basically assembly of Pangea (faulting), breakup of Pangea (rifting), drop down, infill with a bunch of sediment from different types of environments throughout time and some igneous layers. Bam, Newark Basin. Soak it in.