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Geologic Unit: Doe Run
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Doerun formation
  • Modifications:
    • Principal reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Dolomite
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Ozark uplift
Publication:

Buckley, E.R., 1909, Geology of the disseminated lead deposits of St. Francois and Washington Counties [Missouri]: Missouri Bureau of Geology and Mines Report, 2nd series, v. 9, pt. 1, 259 p.


Summary:

Pg. 15, 47. Doerun formation. Chiefly argillaceous dolomite alternating with finely crystalline dense dolomite and soft porous dolomite. Thickness 50 to 90 feet. Overlies Derby formation and unconformably(?) underlies cherty Potosi formation, which is characterized by coarse drusy cavities. Fossils (brachiopod FINKELNBURGIA OSCEOLA identified by C.D. Walcott). Age is Late Cambrian.
Most typical and best exposure in SE/4 SE/4 sec. 12, T. 36 N., R. 4 E., [just north of Elvins, Bonne Terre 15-min quadrangle], St. Francois Co., eastern MO. Named from Doe Run Lead Company, which owns the land upon which occurs the type section.

Source: Publication; US geologic names lexicon, USGS Bull. 896, p. 617.


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Derby-Doe Run Member
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Illinois basin
Publication:

Willman, H.B., Atherton, Elwood, Buschbach, T.C., Collinson, Charles, Frye, J.C., Hopkins, M.E., Lineback, J.A., and Simon, J.A., 1975, Handbook of Illinois stratigraphy: Illinois Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 95, 261 p.


Summary:

Used as [/]Derby-Doe Run Member of Franconia Formation in IL. Name is hyphenated because the two units were named separately, in MO, but have similar lithology and conformable relationship. In north-central IL, Derby-Doe Run is silty, argillaceous dolomite. Farther south it becomes quite pure, except for a thin zone at the top that is slightly sandy, argillaceous, and glauconitic. Member is about 20 ft thick in the north and thickness to probably more than 500 ft to the southeast. Age is Late Cambrian (Franconian).
[The use of a hyphen between undifferentiated [members] is not considered proper notation (CSN, 1933).]

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Doe Run Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Illinois basin
    • Ozark uplift
Publication:

Harrison, R.W., 1997, Bedrock geologic map of the St. Louis 30' x 60' quadrangle, Missouri and Illinois: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map, I-2533, 2 sheets, 7 p., scale 1:100,000 [http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_13024.htm]


Summary:

In subsurface of MO and IL, used as Doe Run Formation and included in Derby and Doe Run Formations, undivided. Age is Late Cambrian (Croixan).

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Doe Run Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Ozark uplift
Publication:

Nelson, W.J., 1998, Bedrock geology of the Paducah 1 degree x 2 degrees CUSMAP quadrangle, Illinois, Kentucky, and Missouri, IN The Paducah CUSMAP quadrangle, resource and topographical investigations: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 2150-B, p. B1-B36, (incl. geologic map, scale 1:250,000), A joint study conducted with Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Missouri geol. surveys [http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_19757.htm]


Summary:

Cambrian (Croixan) Doe Run Formation occurs on Ozark dome in MO. Correlates with Franconia Formation of Knox Group in IL. Difficult to differentiate between Doe Run and underlying Derby Formation, or overlying Potosi Dolomite or Eminence Formation in subsurface.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


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