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  • Usage in publication:
    • Cimarron series
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
    • Shale
    • Dolomite
    • Gypsum
    • Clay
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Sedgwick basin
    • Anadarko 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. 18-48. Cimarron series [or Cimarron group]. Upper part (1,100 to 1,250 feet of prevailingly red unfossiliferous rocks) of Permian of Kansas. Overlies, probably unconformably, the Big Blue or limestone-bearing series of Permian and unconformably underlies Cretaceous deposits. Divided into ten formations (descending): Big Basin sandstone, Hackberry shales, Day Creek dolomite, Red Bluff sandstones, Salt Plain measures, and Harper sandstones. Age is Permian.
Named from Cimarron River, central southern KS.
[USGS adopted Cimarron Group for use in its publications (US geologic names lexicon, USGS Bull. 896, p. 444, ca. 1938); term later abandoned (see US geologic names lexicon, USGS Bull. 1200, p. 804).]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 444); GNC KS-NE Permian Corr. Chart, Oct. 1936.


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Cimarron series
  • Modifications:
    • Not used

Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Cimarron series
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Anadarko basin
    • Sedgwick basin
Publication:

Norton, G.H., 1939, Permian red beds of Kansas, with discussions by R.K. DeFord and D.A. Green: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 23, no. 12, p. 1751-1819., See also Oil Weekly, v. 93, no. 3, p. 70, 1939 [abs.] [Available online, with subscription, from AAPG archives: http://www.aapg.org/datasystems or http://search.datapages.com]


Summary:

Pg. 1764 (fig. 3), 1766-1814. Cimarron series. Succeeding Milan limestone, top member of Wellington formation, without a break, are red shales and sandstones and higher evaporite beds of Kansas which constitute Cimarron series, which includes all succeeding Permian redbeds of the State, divided by Cragin (1896) into Salt Fork and Kiger divisions. Series comprised (ascending) Ninnescah shale, Stone Corral dolomite, Nippewalla group (new, which includes Harper sandstone redefined, Salt Plain formation, Cedar Hills sandstone, and Flowerpot [Flower-pot] shale), Blaine formation, Whitehorse formation, Day Creek dolomite, and Big Basin formation. Overlies Big Blue series.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 804).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Cimarron series
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
Publication:

Condra, G.E., and Reed, E.C., 1959, The geological section of Nebraska, with a section on current revisions by E.C. Reed: Nebraska Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 14-A, 82 p.


Summary:

Pg. 24-30. Cimarron series. Formations of Cimarron series are well developed in northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas from which some of them extend [in] subsurface to southern and western Nebraska and grade into Permian redbed section of Rocky Mountain, Laramie Range, Hartville, and Black Hills regions. Correlations discussed.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 804).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Cimarron Stage
  • 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:

Chart. Cimarron Stage of Kansas includes (descending) Nippewalla and Sumner Groups. Top stage in Lower Permian Series, above Gearyan Stage (Lower Permian Series), and below Custerian Stage (Upper Permian Series).
[GNC remark (ca. 2010): Cimarron Stage replaced with Leonardian Series (see Savin and others, 2008, Kansas Geol. Survey Bull., no. 254, pt. 2; available online http://www.kgs.ku.edu/Current/2008/Sawin/index.html).]

Source: Publication.


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