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  • Usage in publication:
    • Barnhart formation
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Shale
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Illinois basin
Publication:

Cooper, G.A., 1956, Chazyan and related brachiopods [U.S.-Canada]: Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, v. 127, pt. 1, 1245 p.


Summary:

Pg. 116, chart 1 (facing p. 130). Barnhart formation. Name proposed for the "Decorah" of Missouri which overlies Plattin group and underlies Kimmswick formation. Consists of about 20 feet of greenish shale with interbedded thin limestones, all abundantly fossiliferous. [Age is Middle Ordovician (Trentonian of Twenhofel and others, 1954, GSA Bull., v. 65, p. 247-298).]
Type section: Koch Valley School on U.S. Highway 61-67, 2 mi south of Barnhart, Kimmswick 15-min quadrangle, Jefferson Co., east-central MO.

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