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  • Usage in publication:
    • Blue Rapids shale member
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Shale
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Nemaha anticline
Publication:

Condra, G.E., and Upp, J.E., 1931, Correlation of the Big Blue series in Nebraska: Nebraska Geological Survey Bulletin, 2nd series, no. 6, 74 p., See also "Modern classifications of the Permian rocks of Kansas and Nebraska," compiled by M.G. Wilmarth, Secretary of Committee on Geologic Names, USGS unpub. corr. chart, Oct. 1936, 1 sheet


Summary:

Pg. 22. Blue Rapids shale member of Garrison formation of Council Grove group. Blue Rapids shale is new name for basal part of Speiser shale as originally defined [Condra, 1927, Nebraska Geol. Survey Bull., 2nd ser., no. 1]. It includes the beds between Crouse limestone below and Funston limestone above. Thickness in Nebraska 23 feet or more, decreasing southward to about 16 feet at Oklahoma line. From Junction City, Kansas, southward to Oklahoma, the lower part of the Blue Rapids is a slabby sandy shale. Fossils (gastropods, ostracodes). Age is Permian (Big Blue).
Type locality: in cuts of Highway 77, about 1.5 mi north of Blue Rapids, [Marshall Co.], eastern KS. Named from town of Blue Rapids, Marshall Co., eastern KS.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 221-222); GNC KS-NE Permian Corr. Chart, Oct. 1936; supplemental information from GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Denver GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Blue Rapids shale member
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Forest City basin
Publication:

Condra, G.E., 1935, Geologic cross-section, Forest City, Missouri to south of Du Bois, Nebraska: Nebraska Geological Survey Paper, no. 8, 23 p., Issued late in 1935. See also USGS unpub. corr. charts of Pennsylvanian and Permian rocks of KS and NE, compiled by M.G. Wilmarth, Secretary of Committee on Geologic Names, Oct. 1936


Summary:

Pg. 4, 6-7. Blue Rapids shale. Middle member of Bigelow limestone formation of Council Grove group. Shale with minor mudstone and sandy lime. Thickness 22+ feet. Overlies Crouse limestone member and underlies Funston limestone member. Age is Permian (Big Blue).

Source: Publication; US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, Bigelow entry p. 183); GNC KS-NE Permian Corr. Chart, Oct. 1936.


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Blue Rapids shale
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Forest City basin
Publication:

Jewett, J.M., 1941, The geology of Riley and Geary Counties, Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 39, 164 p. [Available online from the Kansas Geological Survey: http://www.kgs.ku.edu/General/Geology/Riley]


Summary:

Pg. 64-65. Condra (1935) employed term Bigelow limestone as comprising (ascending) Sabetha limestone (Crouse limestone), Blue Rapids shale, and Funston limestone. The Bigelow thus included strata between the Easly Creek shale and Speiser shale. To be consistent with classification applied to strata above and below them, these beds should be divided into formations.] Proposed that Bigelow be dropped as stratigraphic term and that Crouse limestone, Blue Rapids shale, and Funston limestone be recognized as formations. [In Council Grove group. Age is Permian (Wolfcamp).]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 399).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Blue Rapids shale
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
Publication:

Moore, R.C., Frye, J.C., Jewett, J.M., Lee, Wallace, and O'Connor, H.G., 1951, The Kansas rock column: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 89, 132 p.


Summary:

Pg. 46. Blue Rapids shale. Gray, green, and red shale; contains local limestones and locally a coal bed in Geary County, Kansas. Thickness 15 to 30 feet. Underlies Funston limestone; overlies Crouse limestone. Age is Early Permian (Wolfcamp).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 399).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Blue Rapids Shale
  • Modifications:
    • 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; Permian System by H.G. O'Connor, D.E. Zeller, C.K. Bayne, J.M Jewett, and Ada Swineford, p. 47.) Blue Rapids Shale of Council Grove Group. In Kansas, a gray, green, and red shale locally containing some limestone. A thin coal bed occurs in the upper part in Geary County. Thickness about 15 to 30 feet. Overlies Crouse Limestone and underlies Funston Limestone, both of Council Grove Group. Age is Early Permian; Gearyan Provincial Stage (of H.G. O'Connor, 1963, AAPG Bull., v. 47, p. 1873-1877).

Source: Publication.


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