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  • Usage in publication:
    • Aux Vases sandstone
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Illinois basin
    • Ozark uplift
Publication:

Keyes, C.R., 1892, The principal Mississippian section: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 3, p. 283-300.


Summary:

Pg. 295. Aux Vases sandstone. Fine-grained ferruginous sandstone, 10 to 100 feet thick, the "ferruginous sandstone" of Shumard and others. Overlies Ste. Genevieve limestone and underlies Kaskaskin limestone. Age is Mississippian (Chester).
[Named from exposures on Aux Vases River, Ste. Genevieve Co., eastern MO.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 94).


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Aux Vases sandstone*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Illinois basin
    • Ozark uplift
Publication:

Wilmarth, M.G., 1936, [Selected Geologic Names Committee remarks (ca. 1935-1938) 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.


Summary:

Aux Vases sandstone of Chester group. The formation overlying Aux Vases sandstone is now [ca. 1938] known as Renault formation, and Aux Vases rests unconformably on Ste. Genevieve limestone. (See also under Ste. Genevieve limestone.) Present in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. Age is Mississippian.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 94).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Aux Vases sandstone
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Illinois basin
    • Ozark uplift
Publication:

Weller, J.M., and Sutton, A.H., 1940, Mississippian border of Eastern Interior basin: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 24, no. 5, p. 765-858. [Available online, with subscription, from AAPG archives: http://www.aapg.org/datasystems or http://search.datapages.com]


Summary:

Pg. 766 (fig. 1), 823-824; J.M. Weller, 1939, Kansas Geol. Soc. Gdbk., 13th Ann. Field Conf., p. 131, 134. Aux Vases sandstone of New Design group. Basal formation of newly defined New Design group. Commonly a brownish massive fine-grained cross-bedded sandstone. In Missouri more or less variegated shaly beds occur in both upper and lower parts of formation and middle massive sandstone is more yellowish; in Perry County, is coarser grained and locally resembles St. Peter formation. Basal conglomerate present in many places in both Illinois and Missouri. Thickness varies because of deposition upon uneven surfaces of Ste. Genevieve and St. Louis limestone. In Monroe County, Illinois, overlapped by Renault; elsewhere attains thickness of 80 to 100 feet. Age is Late Mississippian (Chester).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 175-176).


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    • Aux Vases sandstone*
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    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Illinois basin
Publication:

Malott, C.A., 1946, The geology of Cataract Falls, Owen County, Indiana: Journal of Geology, v. 54, no. 5, p. 322-326.


Summary:

Aux Vases sandstone. Geographically extended into southern Indiana where it underlies Paoli limestone and overlies Ste. Genevieve limestone. Age is Late Mississippian (early Chester).

Source: Publication; US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 175-176).


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Aux Vases
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Illinois basin
Publication:

Malott, C.A., 1952, Stratigraphy of the Ste. Genevieve and Chester formations in southern Indiana: Ann Arbor, MI, The Edwards Letter Shop, 105 p.


Summary:

Pg. 11-12. Aux Vases sandstone. Typically rests on Bryantsville breccia. Varies from thin shaly beds only a few inches thick to a hard cross-laminated calcareous sandstone 1 to 8 feet thick. At many places, welded directly with base of Paoli limestone without sign of break between the two. Extends throughout outcrop area of base of Chester, except locally; about 6 miles northwest of Greencastle, Putnam County, Pennsylvanian Mansfield sandstone cuts below it at Mississippian-Pennsylvanian contact. Age is Late Mississippian (Chester).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 175-176).


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Aux Vases formation
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Illinois basin
Publication:

Perry, T.G., and Smith, N.M., 1958, The Meramec-Chester and intra-Chester boundaries and associated strata in Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 12, 110 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:126,720)


Summary:

Pg. 23, pl. 1. Aux Vases formation. Because Indiana exposures contain variety of rock types and mixtures of rock types, Indiana Geological Survey uses term Aux Vases formation. Term New Design group not used in Indiana. Age is Late Mississippian (Chester).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 175-176).


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Aux Vases formation
  • Modifications:
    • Not used
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Illinois basin
Publication:

Gray, H.H., Jenkins, R.D., and Weidman, R.H., 1960, Geology of the Huron area, south-central Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 20, 78 p.


Summary:

Pg. 49-50. Term Aux Vases rejected in Indiana. Unit formerly called Aux Vases is included in Paoli limestone as herein redefined.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 175-176).


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Aux Vases Member
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Shale
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Illinois basin
Publication:

Droste, J.B., and Carpenter, G.L., 1990, Subsurface stratigraphy of the Blue River Group (Mississippian) in Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 62, 45 p.


Summary:

Blue River Group of IN is here revised. Both in the subsurface and at the surface it is now divided into (ascending) St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, and Paoli Limestones. Paoli is now divided into (ascending) Aux Vases, Renault, Yankeetown, and Downeys Bluff Members. Aux Vases and Renault no longer used as formations in the subsurface. This nomenclature replaces that of Shaver and others (1986) as official IN state usage. In this study, Aux Vases is restricted to the shales and sandstones that lie between the interbedded carbonate rocks, shales, and sandstones of the uppermost part of the Ste. Genevieve Limestone below and the Renault Member of the Paoli Limestone above. As defined here, the Aux Vases ranges from less that 1 ft to more than 30 ft in thickness. Generally less than 10 ft in the subsurface; max of 38 ft in Posey Co. Replaces Popcorn Member of previous usage.

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


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Aux Vases Member*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Illinois basin
Publication:

Ridgley, J.L., and Nuccio, V.F., 1995, Source rock potential of the Mississippian St. Louis Limestone in south-central Indiana, IN Evolution of sedimentary basins; Illinois basin: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 2094-D, p. D1-D12.


Summary:

Used as Mississippian (Chesterian) Aux Vases Member of Paoli Limestone in IN. Authors follow usage of Droste and Carpenter (1990).

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


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Aux Vases Sandstone*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Illinois basin
Publication:

Harrison, R.W., 1997, Bedrock geologic map of the St. Louis 30' x 60' quadrangle, Missouri and Illinois: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map, I-2533, 2 sheets, 7 p., scale 1:100,000 [http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_13024.htm]


Summary:

Upper Mississippian (Meramecian) Aux Vases Sandstone is separately mapped as well as undivided (in IL) with Yankeetown Sandstone and Renault Limestone. Interfingers with various facies of underlying Ste. Genevieve Limestone.

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


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