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  • Usage in publication:
    • Crouse limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Chautauqua platform
Publication:

Heald, K.C., 1916, The oil and gas geology of the Foraker quadrangle, Osage County, Oklahoma, IN White, David, and others, 1917, Contributions to economic geology (short papers and preliminary reports), 1916; Part II, Mineral fuels: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 641-B, p. 17-47.


Summary:

Pg. 21, 22. Crouse limestone. A prominent limestone, 3+/- feet thick, which lies 70+/- feet below Wreford limestone and 50 feet above Cottonwood limestone in Foraker quadrangle, Osage County, central northern Oklahoma. Characteristic features are form of outcrop, which shows many large massive blocks; absence of recognizable fossils in any abundance, with exception of small FUSULINA, which are plentiful; and presence of many smooth round holes, which are vertical or steeply inclined to the bedding. Age is Permian.
Named from Crouse Hill, Foraker quadrangle, Osage Co., central northern OK.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 548).


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Crouse limestone member*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
Publication:

Wilmarth, M.G., 1925, [Selected Geologic Names Committee remarks (ca. 1925) on Carboniferous and Permian rocks of the Midcontinent], 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:

Crouse limestone member of Garrison shale adopted by the USGS in 1916. Recognized in Osage County, central northern Oklahoma. Age is Permian.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 549); GNC index card files (USGS-Reston).


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Crouse limestone member
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
    • Areal extent
  • 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. 7. Crouse limestone member of Bigelow limestone formation of Council Grove group. Used this name in southeastern Nebraska. Consists of two limestones separated by olive colored shales. Thickness 11+ feet. Overlies Easly Creek shale formation of Council Grove group. Underlies Blue Rapids shale member of Bigelow. Age is Permian (Big Blue).
[See also entry under Bigelow limestone formation and Condra and Upp (1931) entry under Sabetha.]

Source: Publication; US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 549, Bigelow entry p. 183); GNC KS-NE Permian Corr. Chart, Oct. 1936.


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Crouse limestone
  • 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. 992).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Crouse Limestone
  • 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.) Crouse Limestone of Council Grove Group. In Kansas consists of an upper and a lower limestone separated by a few feet of fossiliferous shale. The upper part displays platy structure and weathers tan to brown. The limestone beds locally are cherty. Thickness about 6 to 18 feet. Occurs above Easly Creek Shale and below Blue Rapids Shale, 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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