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  • Usage in publication:
    • Cheyenne sandstone*
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Anadarko basin
Publication:

Cragin, F.W., 1889, Contributions to the paleontology of The Plains; No. 1: Washburn College Laboratory of Natural History Bulletin, v. 2, no. 10, p. 65-68.


Summary:

Pg. 65. Cheyenne sandstone. Obliquely laminated, mostly incoherent (rarely hard) sandstone, 20 to 40 feet thick, often gray but in large part gorgeously decorated with crimson, purple, scarlet, orange, yellow, brown, and other colors. Forms bed No. 6 of section at Belvidere, Kansas. Supposed to be referable to Trinity division of Texas and Arkansas. Age is Early Cretaceous.
[Named from Cheyenne Rock, at Belvidere, Kiowa Co., central southern KS.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 424-425).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Cheyenne sandstone*
  • Modifications:
    • Age modified
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Anadarko basin
    • Sedgwick basin
    • Central Kansas uplift
Publication:

Cragin, F.W., 1890, On the Cheyenne sandstone and Neocomian shales of Kansas: Washburn College Laboratory of Natural History Bulletin, v. 2, no. 11, p. 69-80.


Summary:

Cheyenne sandstone of southern Kansas underlies Neocomian shales and rests unconformably on Triassic. [Neocomian is a European time term for basal Lower Cretaceous deposits.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 424-425).


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Cheyenne sandstone*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Anadarko basin
Publication:

Cragin, F.W., 1894, Descriptions of invertebrate fossils from the Comanche series in Texas, Kansas and Indian Territory: Colorado College Studies Annual Publication, no. 5, p. 49.


Summary:

Pg. 49. Introduced Kiowa shale for the formation overlying Cheyenne sandstone.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 424-425).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Cheyenne sandstone*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Anadarko basin
Publication:

Wilmarth, M.G., 1920, [Selected Geologic Names Committee remarks (ca. 1895-1920) on Cretaceous rocks of the Great Plains], IN Wilmarth, M.G., 1938, Lexicon of geologic names of the United States (including Alaska): U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 896, pts. 1-2, 2396 p.


Summary:

In 1895 Cragin divided Cheyenne sandstone into the several "members" mentioned under Elk Creek beds. All of these "member" names were discarded by the USGS in 1921, being applied to local facies of the Cheyenne.
The commonly accepted definition of Cheyenne is that it underlies Kiowa shale and rests unconformably on Permian, the Triassic and Jurassic being absent. Present in central southern Kansas. Age is Early Cretaceous (Comanche).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 424-425).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Cheyenne formation
    • Cheyenne sandstone*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Anadarko basin
Publication:

Twenhofel, W.H., 1924, The geology and invertebrate paleontology of the Comanchean and "Dakota" formations of Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 9, 135 p. [Available online from the Kansas Geological Survey: http://www.kgs.ku.edu/Publications/Bulletins/9]


Summary:

Cheyenne formation (Cheyenne sandstone). Writer does not consider it possible definitely to recognized any member of Cheyenne formation beyond limits of one locality. Cragin's divisions are considered to have no validity for more than local applications, and as his 3 members were not differentiated in same section it is possible 2 of them may be one. Cheyenne sandstone appears to be confined to eastern part of area of Kiowa shale. Age is Early Cretaceous (Comanche).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 424-425).


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Cheyenne sandstone*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Anadarko basin
Publication:

Latta, Bruce, 1948, Geology and ground-water resources of Kiowa County, Kansas, with analyses by Howard Stoltenberg: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 65, 151 p., (incl. geologic map)


Summary:

Pg. 75-86. Cheyenne sandstone. In Kiowa County, Kansas, Cheyenne sandstone unconformably overlies Permian Whitehorse sandstone and conformably underlies Kiowa shale. Thickness 32.5 to 94 feet. Age is Early Cretaceous (Comanchean).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 757).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Cheyenne sandstone member*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Anadarko basin
Publication:

McLaughlin, T.G., 1954, Geology and ground-water resources of Baca County, Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper, 1256, 232 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:108,600)


Summary:

Pg. 17 (table 3), 97-99. Cheyenne sandstone member of Purgatoire formation. Extended into Baca County, Colorado, where it is lower member of Purgatoire formation. Underlies Kiowa shale member; overlies Morrison formation. Thickness 50 to 134 feet. Age is Early Cretaceous (Comanchean).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 757).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Cheyenne sandstone member*
  • Modifications:
    • Mapped 1:500k
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Palo Duro basin
Publication:

Miser, H.D., Oakes, M.C., Ham, W.E., Huffman, G.G., Branson, C.C., Chase, G.W., McKinley, M.E., Warren, J.H., Harris, R.L., Ford, D.H., and Fishburn, D.J., 1954, Geologic map of Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey [State Geologic Map], scale 1:500,000, Prepared in cooperation with Oklahoma Geol. Survey


Summary:

Cheyenne sandstone member of Purgatoire formation. Mapped in Cimarron County, Oklahoma, as member of Purgatoire formation. Age is Early Cretaceous (Comanchean).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 757).


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