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  • Usage in publication:
    • Beil limestone bed
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Nemaha anticline
Publication:

Condra, G.E., 1930, Correlation of the Pennsylvanian beds in the Platte and Jones Point sections of Nebraska: Nebraska Geological Survey Bulletin, 2nd series, no. 3, 57 p., See also "Modern classifications of the Pennsylvanian rocks of eastern Kansas and southeastern Nebraska," compiled by M.G. Wilmarth, Secretary of Committee on Geologic Names, USGS unpub. corr. chart, Oct. 1936, sheet 1


Summary:

Pg. 48. Beil limestone bed of Lecompton limestone member of Shawnee group. Beil limestone (not the Cullom), underlies King Hill shale and overlies Queen Hill shale in Jones' Point to Sand Point section. Is in 2 beds separated by shale with fossils typical of the unit. Thickness 4 feet 8 inches to 5 feet. Occurs in southeastern Nebraska. Age is Pennsylvanian.
[Origin of name not stated.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 148); GNC KS-NE Pennsylvanian Corr. Chart, sheet 1, Oct. 1936; supplemental information from GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Denver GNULEX).


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Beil limestone member
  • Modifications:
    • Principal reference
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Nemaha anticline
Publication:

Moore, R.C., 1936, Stratigraphic classification of the Pennsylvanian rocks of Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 22, 256 p., See also "Modern classifications of the Pennsylvanian rocks of eastern Kansas and southeastern Nebraska," compiled by M.G. Wilmarth, Secretary of Committee on Geologic Names, USGS unpub. corr. chart, Oct. 1936, sheet 2


Summary:

Pg. 176. Beil limestone member of Lecompton limestone of Shawnee group. Type locality of Beil limestone is Beil farm, on Missouri River bluffs near mouth of Kenosha Valley, 2 miles south and 1 mile east of Rock Bluff, Cass County, Nebraska. Name derived from Beil farm. Age is Late Pennsylvanian (Virgil).

Source: US geologic names lexicons (USGS Bull. 896, p. 148; USGS Bull. 1200, p. 279); GNC KS-NE Pennsylvanian Corr. Chart, sheet 2, Oct. 1936.


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Beil limestone member
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
Publication:

Condra, G.E., 1949, The nomenclature, type localities, and correlation of the Pennsylvanian subdivisions in eastern Nebraska and adjacent states: Nebraska Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 16, 67 p.


Summary:

Pg. 23-24. [Revised to] Beil limestone member of Lecompton limestone. Consists of two limestone separated by shale. Thickness 3 to 6 feet in Nebraska and 4 to 12 feet in Kansas. Underlies King Hill shale member; overlies Queen Hill shale member.
See also R.C. Moore and others, 1951, Kansas Geol. Survey Bull. 89, p. 66.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 279).


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    • Beil limestone member
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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. 19, fig. 5. Beil limestone member of Lecompton limestone. Consists of two limestones separated by shale. Upper limestone light-gray, dense, massive, with abundant OSAGIA. Shale is buff and calcareous, grading into limestones above and below, and carries profusion of coral CAMPOPHYLLUM TORQUIM. Lower limestone fossiliferous and argillaceous. Thickness 3 to 6 feet. Underlies King Hill shale member; overlies Queen Hill shale member. Age is Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 279).


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    • Beil Limestone Member
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    • Overview
Publication:

Zeller, D.E. (editor), 1968, The stratigraphic succession in Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 189, 81 p. [Available online from the Kansas Geological Survey: http://www.kgs.ku.edu/Publications/Bulletins/189]


Summary:

(Paleozoic Era; Pennsylvanian System by J.M Jewett, H.G. O'Connor, and D.E. Zeller, p. 37.) Beil Limestone Member of Lecompton Limestone of Shawnee Group. In Kansas, consists of thin- to medium-bedded, abundantly fossiliferous, bluish-gray limestone averaging 8 to 10 feet, but ranging from 4 to 15 feet in thickness. In northern outcrops the upper part includes interbedded calcareous shale and thin limestones, whereas in southern outcrops the member is more massive and contains fewer shaly beds. Fossils are very abundant, especially horn corals, bryozoans, and fusulinids. Occurs above Queen Hill Shale Member and below King Hill Shale Member, both of Lecompton Formation. Age is Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian).

Source: Publication.


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    • Beil Limestone Member
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Publication:

Thompson, T.L., 1995, The stratigraphic succession in Missouri (Revised-1995): Missouri Division of Geology and Land Survey, 2nd series, v. 40 Revised, 188 p.


Summary:

Pg. 123 (fig. 36), 124. Beil Limestone Member of Lecompton Formation of Shawnee Group. Recognized in northwestern Missouri. Composed of several layers of fossiliferous limestone interbedded with calcareous shale. Thickness 4 to 5 feet. Shown on stratigraphic section overlying Queen Hill Shale Member and underlying King Hill Shale Member, both of Lecompton Formation. Age is Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian).

Source: Publication.


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