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Geologic Unit: Lingle

Publication:
Savage, T.E., 1920, The Devonian formations of Illinois: American 
   Journal of Science, 4th series, v. 49, p. 169-182.
Usage in Publication:
Lingle limestone

Modifications: Geologic Province: Dominant Lithology:
 Named
 Illinois basin
 Limestone

Summary:
Lingle limestone, here named, described as dark-colored, somewhat shaly hard, brittle limestone, carrying characteristic Hamilton fossils. Conformably overlies Misenheimer shale along a branch of Lingle Creek in Union Co., IL. Where Misenheimer shale is absent the Lingle rests unconformably on Grand Tower limestone or older beds. Underlies Upper Devonian Alto formation in southwestern IL. In eastern MO is overlain by post-Devonian rocks and underlain by Grand Tower limestone.
Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


Publication:
Devera, J.A., and Fraunfelter, G.H., 1988, Middle Devonian 
   paleogeography and tectonic relationships east of the Ozark 
   dome, southeastern Missouri, southwestern Illinois and parts 
   of southwestern Indiana and western Kentucky, IN McMillan, 
   N.J., Embry, A.F., and Glass, D.J., eds., Devonian of the 
   World; proceedings of the 2nd international symposium on the 
   Devonian System; Volume II, Sedimentation: Canadian Society 
   of Petroleum Geologists Memoir, 14, p. 179-196.
Usage in Publication:
Lingle Formation

Modifications: Geologic Province: Dominant Lithology:
 Overview
 Illinois basin
 

Summary:
Lingle Formation averages 15 m thick and reaches a maximum of 34 m in the subsurface of southeastern IL. There is no consistent basis for dividing the Lingle and overlying Alto into separate formations, but division is usually based on change in color. In study area, includes (ascending) Howardton Limestone, Tripp Limestone, Misenheimer Shale, and Walnut Grove Limestone Members. Overlies Grand Tower Limestone. Equivalent to St. Laurent Formation of MO. Age is Middle Devonian (late Eifelian to early Givetian).
Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


Publication:
Oliver, W.A., Jr., in press, Ptenophyllids in eastern North 
   America: Klemens Oekentorp Commemorative Volume, __.
Usage in Publication:
Lingle Formation*

Modifications: Geologic Province: Dominant Lithology:
 Biostratigraphic dating
 Illinois basin
 

Summary:
Lingle Formation includes middle Givetian coral ACANTHOPHYLLUM sp. and an undetermined ptenophyllid from a well sample in central IL.
Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).