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  • Usage in publication:
    • Allard Member
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
    • Shale
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Illinois basin
Publication:

Swann, D.H., 1963, Classification of Genevievian and Chesterian (Late Mississippian) rocks in Illinois: Illinois Geological Survey Report of Investigations, no. 216, 91 p.


Summary:

Name Allard Member formally proposed in this report for upper of three members of Menard Formation of Elviran age. Predominantly limestone with some shale. Thickness about 36 ft at type locality. Separated from underlying Scottsburg Member by an unnamed shale. Commonly separated from overlying Palestine Sandstone by 10 to 15 ft of shale.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


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