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  • Usage in publication:
    • Cedar Hills sandstone
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Sedgwick basin
Publication:

Cragin, F.W., 1896, The Permian system in Kansas: Colorado College Studies, v. 6, p. 1-48., 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. 3, 24. Cedar Hills sandstone [in Cimarron group]. Chiefly unevenly hard, in part massive, concretionary, fine-grained, bright-red sandstones, 50 to 75 feet thick, locally underlying Flower-pot shales and overlying Salt Plain measures in Barber County, central southern Kansas. Included in Salt Fork division. Age is Permian.
Named from Cedar Hills, near Hazelton, Barber Co., central southern KS.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 382); 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:
    • Cedar Hills sandstone*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Anadarko basin
    • Sedgwick basin

Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Cedar Hills sandstone
  • 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. 39. Cedar Hills sandstone of Nippewalla group. Consists of feldspathic sandstone, siltstone, and silty shale, chiefly red, containing beds of white sandstone in upper and lower parts; upper part contains "snow balls" of white gypsum; shaly siltstone separates the more resistant and more massive coarse siltstone and very fine sandstone. Thickness about 180 feet. Underlies Flower-pot shale; overlies Salt Plain formation. [Age is Early Permian (Leonardian).]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 688).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Cedar Hills sandstone member*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
    • Mapped 1:500k

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