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  • Usage in publication:
    • Dean Lake chert member
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Chert
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Montana folded belt
Publication:

Deiss, C.F., 1933, Paleozoic formations of northwestern Montana: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Memoir, no. 6, 51 p.


Summary:

Pg. 47 and passim. Dean Lake chert member of Madison limestone. Generally thinnest member of Madison limestone in this area but the most persistent and striking. Outstanding characteristics are great amount of black, blue-black, and dark-gray chert, which occurs as nodules and as intercalated beds between the limestones. In type locality lower 23 feet is blackish-gray limestones interbedded with black-gray and dull tan-gray chert in nodules up to 5 inches diameter. Upper 37 feet massive, blue gray, thick-bedded limestones with crinoid stems and brachiopod fragments, interbedded with beds of very fossiliferous dark chert up to 7 inches thick. Thickness 51 to 74 feet. Underlies Rooney chert member and overlies Saypo limestone member, all in Madison limestone. Age is Mississippian.
Type locality: southeast side of Pentagon Mountain, in SW/4 sec. 14, T. 25 N., R. 14 W., [Pentagon Mountain 7.5-min quadrangle, Flathead Co.], northwestern MT. Named from Dean Lake, a small cirque lake lying at foot of cliffs that form upper part of east side of Pentagon Mountain.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 578).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Dean Lake chert member
  • Modifications:
    • Not used
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Montana folded belt
    • Sweetgrass arch
Publication:

Sloss, L.L., and Laird, W.M., 1945, Mississippian and Devonian stratigraphy of northwestern Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Oil and Gas Investigations Preliminary Chart, OC-15, 1 sheet.


Summary:

Rocks roughly equivalent to Deiss' Dean Lake chert member of Madison limestone are included in unit MC, basal unit of the Mississippian (Kinderhook) of northwestern Montana.

Source: Publication.


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Dean Lake chert
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Montana folded belt
    • Sweetgrass arch
Publication:

Weller, J.M. (chairman), Williams, J. Steele, Bell, W.A., Dunbar, C.O., Laudon, L.R., Moore, R.C., Stockdale, P.B., Warren, P.S., Caster, K.E., Cooper, C.L., Willard, Bradford, Croneis, C.G., Malott, C.A., Price, P.H., and Sutton, A.H., 1948, Correlation of the Mississippian formations of North America: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 59, no. 2, p. 91-198.


Summary:

Pl. 2 (column 38). Dean Lake chert in Hannan limestone. Underlies Rooney chert and overlies Saypo limestone, all in Hannan limestone. Age is Early Mississippian (Kinderhook and Osage).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1058).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Dean Lake chert
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Montana folded belt
Publication:

Andrichuk, J.M., 1955, Carboniferous stratigraphy in mountains of northwestern Montana and southwestern Alberta, IN Lewis, P.J., ed., Sweetgrass arch-Disturbed belt, Montana: Billings Geological Society Guidebook, September 7-9, 1955, no. 6, p. 85-95.


Summary:

Pg. 89. Dean Lake chert. Hall (1952, unpub. thesis, [Univ. Wisconsin-Madison, 220 p.]) proposed that Deiss' Dean Lake chert be recognized as a formation. Deiss gave thickness of 60 feet at type section. Hall redefined type section of 105-foot thickness to include about 45 feet of overlying similar beds separated by 11 feet of chert-free limestone. Age is Early Mississippian (Kinderhook).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1058).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Dean Lake Chert Member
  • Modifications:
    • Not used
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Sweetgrass arch
Publication:

Mudge, M.R., Sando, W.J., and Dutro, J.T., Jr., 1962, Mississippian rocks of the Sun River Canyon area, Sawtooth Range, Montana: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 46, no. 11, p. 2003-2018. [Available online, with subscription, from AAPG archives: http://www.aapg.org/datasystems or http://search.datapages.com]


Summary:

Pg. 2012. Most of Deiss' Dean Lake Chert Member of Madison Limestone is correlative with the middle member of Allan Mountain Limestone (new). Type section of the middle member is [about 20 miles southeast of Dean Lake], in ridge on north side of Gibson Reservoir near the SE/4 sec. 36, T. 22 N., R. 10 W., Patricks Basin 7.5-min quadrangle, [Teton County], northwestern Montana.

Source: Publication.


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