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  • Usage in publication:
    • Brassfield limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cincinnati arch
Publication:

Foerste, A.F., 1906, The Silurian, Devonian, and Irvine formations of east-central Kentucky, with an account of their clays and limestones: Kentucky Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 7, 369 p.


Summary:

Pg. 10, 27; also 1905, Kentucky Geol. Survey Bull., no. 6, p. 145. Brassfield limestone. Fossiliferous limestone, 13 to 19 feet thick, usually consisting in lower part of several rather thick and massive layers (commonly unfossiliferous), and in upper part of more numerous thinner bedded layers (commonly fossiliferous); toward top thin layers of clay are often interbedded. Called Clinton limestone in earlier reports. Overlies Ordovician and underlies Indian Fields formation, basal formation of Silurian in Kentucky.
Type section: exposures along Louisville and Nashville RR between Brassfield and Panola, Madison Co., KY.
[GNC remark (ca. 1930, US geologic names lexicon, USGS Bull. 896, p. 253-254): [Brassfield] has generally been considered to be of Albion age (pre-Clinton), although W. Stout and R.E. Lamborn (1924, Ohio Geol. Survey, 4th ser., Bull. no. 28, chart opp. p. 358) correlated it with Wolcott limestone member of Clinton formation, and W. Stout (person communication, Feb. 7, 1930) still adhered to this correlation. See also C. Schuchert, 1914, GSA Bull., v. 25, p. 278. In southwest Ohio it underlies Dayton limestone. In Indiana it disconformably underlies Osgood formation. In central northern Arkansas it underlies St. Clair limestone and overlies Cason shale.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 253-254); supplemental information from GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Brassfield limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cincinnati arch
Publication:

Butts, Charles, 1915, Geology and mineral resources of Jefferson County, Kentucky: Kentucky Geological Survey [Report], 4th series, v. 3, pt. 2, 270 p.


Summary:

Designated Brassfield limestone. Described as a coarsely crystalline limestone in layers 6 inches thick or less. The rock is characteristically mottled white, grayish, greenish gray, salmon, brown and pink. Unconformably overlies the Saluda limestone or the Hitz limestone member of the Saluda limestone. Unconformably underlies the Osgood formation. Age is Silurian.

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


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Brassfield member
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cincinnati arch
Publication:

Stout, Wilber, 1941, Dolomites and limestones of western Ohio: Ohio Division of Geological Survey Bulletin, 4th series, no. 42, 468 p.


Summary:

Brassfield member [formation affiliation not clearly stated] is composed of limestone, with thin partings of shale in places. Varies from very massive to thin bedded. Color varies from very light gray, nearly white, through darker shades of gray, buff, and pink to brownish red. Marine fossils are abundant. Is from 20 to 60 feet thick with average about 30 feet.

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


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Brassfield limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cincinnati arch
Publication:

Wilson, C.W., Jr., 1949, Pre-Chattanooga stratigraphy of central Tennessee: Tennessee Division of Geology Bulletin, no. 56, 407 p., 2nd ed. (1990) incl. editorial revisions


Summary:

Pg. 239-244. Brassfield limestone. Northwestward across central Tennessee, the Brassfield becomes dolomitic and in Perry County and vicinity develops basal zone of coarse-grained limestone. Commonly cherty and glauconitic. Lies between overlying Osgood formation or Chattanooga shale, and underlying Mannie or Fernvale formations, or Leipers formation where the [Upper Ordovician (Richmondian)] formations are absent as in parts of Columbia quadrangle. Thickness 20 to 50 feet. Fossils (corals). [Age is Early Silurian.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 456-457).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Brassfield limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cincinnati arch
Publication:

Norris, S.E., Cross, W.P., and Goldthwait, R.P., 1950, The water resources of Greene County, Ohio: Ohio Division of Water Bulletin, no. 19, 52 p.


Summary:

Designated Brassfield limestone. Lithologically the Brassfield presents two distinct phases. The lower part of the formation is massively and evenly bedded, whereas the upper part is thinly and irregularly bedded. The upper part of the formation is also extremely fossiliferous. Ranges in thickness from 25 to 43 feet. Overlies Ordovician strata; underlies Dayton limestone of Niagara group.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Brassfield Limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cincinnati arch
Publication:

Shaver, R.H., Burger, A.M., Gates, G.R., Gray, H.H., Hutchison, H.C., Keller, S.J., Patton, J.B., Rexroad, C.B., Smith, N.M., Wayne, W.J., and Wier, C.E., 1970, Compendium of rock-unit stratigraphy in Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 43, 229 p.


Summary:

Designated Brassfield Limestone by the Indiana Geological Survey. In Indiana is generally a medium- to coarse-grained fossiliferous limestone having numerous irregular blebs and stringers of shale scattered throughout. Small amounts of fine-grained dolomite are present in most sections. Color variable; yellowish brown to salmon pink is common. Generally less than 4 feet thick along the outcrop belt except near the north end, where the maximum exposed thickness of 14 feet is found. Present in subsurface in most of state west and north of outcrop area. Assigned to Silurian System, Alexandrian Series. Age is late Llandovery.

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


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Brassfield Limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Upper Mississippi embayment
Publication:

Halley, B.R., Glick, E.E., Bush, W.V., Clardy, B.F., Stone, C.G., Woodward, M.B., and Zachry, D.L., 1976, Geologic map of Arkansas: U.S. Geological Survey [State Geologic Map], scale 1:500,000


Summary:

Brassfield Limestone mapped with Lafferty and St. Clair Limestones in northeast Arkansas.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Brassfield Dolomite*
    • Brassfield Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cincinnati arch
Publication:

Peterson, W.L., 1981, Lithostratigraphy of the Silurian rocks exposed on the west side of the Cincinnati arch in Kentucky, IN Contributions to the geology of Kentucky: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 1151-C, p. C1-C29. [Available online from the USGS PubsWarehouse: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/pp/pp1151C]


Summary:

Comprehensive description of the outcropping Brassfield on the western side of the Cincinnati arch in Kentucky. Brassfield Formation used in northern part; Brassfield Dolomite used in southern. Ranges in thickness from 0 to at least 27 feet.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Brassfield Member*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cincinnati arch
Publication:

McDowell, R.C., 1983, Stratigraphy of the Silurian outcrop belt on the east side of the Cincinnati arch in Kentucky, with revisions in the nomenclature, IN Contributions to the geology of Kentucky: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 1151-F, p. F1-F27. [Available online from the USGS PubsWarehouse: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/pp/pp1151F]


Summary:

Brassfield reduced in rank to Brassfield Member of Drowning Creek Formation in exposure area on east side of Cincinnati arch in Kentucky. Traced northward, the top loses its identity and the Brassfield becomes indistinguishable as a separate unit near the Ohio River.

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


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Brassfield Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Age modified
    • Biostratigraphic dating
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cincinnati arch
Publication:

Harris, A.G., Weary, D.J., and Repetski, J.E., 1995, Conodont distribution in uppermost Ordovician through Lower Devonian rocks, du Pont Geohydrological Survey well, near Waverly, Humphreys County, Tennessee, IN Broadhead, T.W., and Gibson, M.A., eds., Upper Silurian-Lower Devonian biotas and paleoenvironments of the western Tennessee shelf: University of Tennessee, Department of Geological Sciences Studies in Geology, no. 25, p. 23-27., Also issued in GSA, Southeast Section, 44th Ann. Mtg., Gdbk. for Field Trips, no. 4, 1995


Summary:

Used as Brassfield Formation. In the du Pont Geohydrological Survey Well, near Waverly, Humphreys County, central Tennessee, both conodont OULODUS KENTUCKYENSIS at 831.2 to 832 feet and distomodid ramiform elements found at 829.9 to 831 feet indicate Llandoverian to early Wenlockian age. A sample about 40 feet higher at 789.3 to 790.3 feet contains ICRIODELLA sp. indet., confirming age range for Brassfield.

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


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Brassfield Member*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Ryder, R.T., Repetski, J.E., and Harris, A.G., 1996, Stratigraphic framework of Cambrian and Ordovician rocks in the central Appalachian basin from Fayette County, Ohio, to Botetourt County, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map, I-2495.


Summary:

Geographically extended the Brassfield Member of the Drowning Creek Formation into the subsurface of West Virginia (Ohio-West Virginia hinge zone) in section F-F'. Overlies the Juniata Formation and underlies the "Clinton" sandstone of O'Brien (1970).

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


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