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  • Usage in publication:
    • Altamont limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cherokee basin
Publication:

Adams, G.I., 1896, A geologic section from Galena to Wellington [Kansas], Chapter I, IN Haworth, Erasmus, and others, [Stratigraphy of the Carboniferous of Kansas and allied subjects]: Kansas Geological Survey [Report], v. 1, p. 16-30.


Summary:

Pg. 22. Altamont limestone. Variable limestone at summit of ridge at Altamont [Labette County, southeastern Kansas], usually rough and unsuited for building purposes. Thickness 12 feet. Overlies Pleasanton shales; underlies Mound Valley limestone and further north underlies the town of Parsons. Age is Mississippian. Report includes cross section.
Named from exposures at Altamont, Labette Co., southeastern KS.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 40); supplemental information from GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Denver GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Altamont limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
Publication:

Wilmarth, M.G., 1935, [Selected Geologic Names Committee remarks (ca. 1930-1935) on Carboniferous and Permian rocks of the Midcontinent], IN Wilmarth, M.G., 1938, Lexicon of geologic names of the United States (including Alaska): U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 896, pts. 1-2, 2396 p., See also Wilmarth, M.G., compiler, USGS unpub. corr. charts of Missouri (Mar. 1930); Iowa (Apr. 1930); Texas (Sept. 1930); Oklahoma (Jan. 1931, Feb. 1931); Kansas and Nebraska (Oct. 1936)


Summary:

Altamont limestone. In southeast Kansas was for many years treated as lower member of Parsons formation (being the so-called "lower Parsons limestone" of early reports). Is underlain by Bandera shale and overlain by Nowata shale. In northeastern Oklahoma is treated as distinct formation. R.C. Moore has recently abandoned Parsons formation, and now treats Altamont limestone as a formation in his Marmaton group. These changes have not been considered by the USGS for its publications. Age is Pennsylvanian.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 40).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Altamont limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Iowa shelf
Publication:

Cline, L.M., 1941, Traverse of upper Des Moines and lower Missouri series from Jackson County, Missouri, to Appanoose County, Iowa: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 25, no. 1, p. 23-72. [Available online, with subscription, from AAPG archives: http://www.aapg.org/datasystems or http://search.datapages.com]


Summary:

Pg. 29. Altamont limestone. Subdivided into two members, Tina below and Worland. Occurrences in Iowa noted.
[Misprint (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 66): should be subdivided into two members, not formations.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 66).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Altamont limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cherokee basin
    • Forest City basin
Publication:

Jewett, J.M., 1941, Classification of the Marmaton group, Pennsylvanian, in Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 38, pt. 11, p. 285-344.


Summary:

pg. 325-334. Altamont limestone of Marmaton group. Further subdivided to include a middle member, Lake Neosho shale. Type exposure designated; thickness at type exposure about 19 feet. Age is Middle Pennsylvanian (Des Moines).
Type locality: near center of west line of sec. 5, T. 33 S., R. 19 E., about 3.5 mi west of Altamont, Labette Co., southeastern KS. No exposures in vicinity of Altamont show whole Altamont formation.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 66); supplemental information from GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Denver GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Altamont limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Forest City basin
    • Lincoln anticline
Publication:

Greene, F.C., and Searight, W.V., 1949, Revision of the classification of the post-Cherokee Pennsylvanian beds of Missouri: Missouri Division of Geological Survey and Water Resources Report of Investigations, no. 11, 22 p.


Summary:

Pg. 7-8; R.C. Moore and others, 1951, Kansas Geol. Survey Bull., no. 89, p. 96. Altamont limestone. Comprises (ascending) Amoret limestone (name Amoret limestone substituted for Tina limestone), Lake Neosho shale, and Worland limestone members. Overlies Bandera formation; underlies Nowata formation. Age is Middle Pennsylvanian (Des Moines).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 66).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Altamont limestone member
  • Modifications:
    • Mapped 1:500k
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Chautauqua platform
Publication:

Miser, H.D., Oakes, M.C., Ham, W.E., Huffman, G.G., Branson, C.C., Chase, G.W., McKinley, M.E., Warren, J.H., Harris, R.L., Ford, D.H., and Fishburn, D.J., 1954, Geologic map of Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey [State Geologic Map], scale 1:500,000, Prepared in cooperation with Oklahoma Geol. Survey


Summary:

Altamont limestone member of Oologah limestone. Mapped as upper member of Oologah limestone in Rogers, Nowata, and Craig Counties, northeastern Oklahoma.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 66)


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Altamont limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Iowa shelf
Publication:

Hershey, H.G., Brown, C.N., Northup, R.C., and Van Eck, Orville, 1960, Highway construction materials from the consolidated rocks of southwestern Iowa: Iowa Highway Research Bulletin, no. 15, 151 p.


Summary:

Pg. 30-31, fig. 5. Altamont limestone of Marmaton group. Comprised (descending) Worland limestone, Lake Neosho shale, and Amoret limestone members. Unit not previously recognized as formation in Iowa, but as result of studies made in Madison County it now appears valid formation for this area. Underlies Nowata shale; overlies Bandera shale. Maximum thickness about 13 feet. Age is Middle Pennsylvanian (Des Moines).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 66).


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