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Geologic Unit: Crystal City
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Crystal City sandstone
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Ozark uplift
Publication:

Winslow, Arthur, 1894, Lead and zinc deposits: Missouri Bureau of Geology and Mines Report, v. 6-7, 763 p.


Summary:

Pg. 331, 353, 358. Crystal City sandstone. Brittle white sandstone, 50 feet thick, underlying Joachim limestone and overlying Potosi limestone, in southeastern Missouri. [Age is Early Ordovician.]
[Named from exposures at Crystal City, Jefferson Co., eastern MO.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 550).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Crystal City sandstone†
  • Modifications:
    • Abandoned
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Ozark uplift
Publication:

Wilmarth, M.G., 1928, [Selected Geologic Names Committee remarks (ca. 1915-1930) on Cambrian and Ordovician rocks], 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:

†Crystal City sandstone. Discarded many years ago, as a local term for St. Peter sandstone, the older name.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 550).


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