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  • Usage in publication:
    • Beebe School formation
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
    • Shale
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Michigan basin
Publication:

Kelly, W.A., and Smith, G.W., 1947, Stratigraphy and structure of Traverse group in Afton-Onaway area, Michigan: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 31, no. 3, p. 447-469. [Available online, with subscription, from AAPG archives: http://www.aapg.org/datasystems or http://search.datapages.com]


Summary:

Named Beebe School formation for Beebe School, Cheboygan Co., MI. Name applied to limestone and shale beds which overlie the Gravel Point formation and underlie Antrim shale. Unit is subdivided into four unnamed members (ascending): massive biostrome composed of unoriented coralla, fragmentary remains of crinoids, Bryozoa, and Brachiopoda; thin-bedded light-gray brown-weathering cherty limestone with some very fossiliferous layers; yellow-weathering calcareous shale interbedded with thin highly fossiliferous limestone layers; prevailingly thin-bedded dark-gray, weathering to light-gray and buff, fine- to medium-textured limestone interbedded with shaly limestone and shale. Unit is 70 feet thick and is of Middle Devonian age.

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


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