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Geologic Unit: Doyle
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Doyle shale*
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Shale
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Sedgwick basin
Publication:

Prosser, C.S., 1902, Revised classification of the upper Paleozoic formations of Kansas: Journal of Geology, v. 10, no. 7, p. 703-737., 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. 715. Doyle shale in Chase stage. Variously colored shales, 60 feet thick, including a few thin beds of soft limestone. Overlies Fort Riley limestone and underlies Winfield formation, which includes (descending) Winfield concretionary limestone; yellowish shales; and cherty limestone ("Marion flint"). Age is Permian (of Prosser and Frech). [This definition of Doyle shale was followed until 1929.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 629); GNC KS-NE Permian Corr. Chart, Oct. 1936.


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Doyle shale
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Nemaha anticline
Publication:

Bass, N.W., 1929, Geology of Cowley County, Kansas, with special reference to the occurrence of oil and gas: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 12, 203 p., (incl. geologic maps), Prepared in cooperation with USGS


Summary:

Doyle shale. Included in Doyle shale in Cowley County, eastern Kansas, all beds below top member (called Winfield concretionary limestone in early reports) of Prosser's Winfield formation and above Fort Riley limestone. Age is Permian.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 629).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Doyle formation
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Nemaha anticline
Publication:

Condra, G.E., and Upp, J.E., 1931, Correlation of the Big Blue series in Nebraska: Nebraska Geological Survey Bulletin, 2nd series, no. 6, 74 p., 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:

Doyle formation of Chase group. Divided Doyle shale of Prosser into 3 members (descending) Gage shale, Towanda limestone, and Holmesville shale, aggregating 66 feet in thickness, and divided overlying Winfield [formation], also of Chase group, into 3 members (descending): Cresswell limestone (called "concretionary" limestone in previous reports), Grant shale, and Stovall limestone. Age is Permian (Big Blue).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 629); GNC KS-NE Permian Corr. Chart, Oct. 1936.


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Doyle shale†
  • Modifications:
    • Abandoned
Publication:

Moore, R.C., 1936, Pennsylvanian and lower "Permian" rocks of the Kansas-Missouri region: Kansas Geological Society Guidebook for the Annual Field Conference, no. 10, p. 7-73., 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. 12. Dropped Doyle shale and recognized Condra's 1931 members (ascending, Holmesville shale, Towanda limestone, and Gage shale) as formations.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 629); GNC KS-NE Permian Corr. Chart, Oct. 1936.


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Doyle shale*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
Publication:

Wilmarth, M.G., 1936, [Selected Geologic Names Committee remarks (ca. 1935-1938) 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:

These recent reports [1929-1936] (which apparently follow Prosser's definitions of Doyle and Winfield) have not been considered by the USGS for its publications.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 629).


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Doyle shale
  • Modifications:
    • Reinstated
Publication:

Jewett, J.M., 1941, Classification of the Marmaton group, Pennsylvanian, in Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 38, pt. 11, p. 285-344.


Summary:

Pg. 80. Doyle shale of Chase group. Restored to formal nomenclature and considered as consisting of (ascending) Holmesville shale, Towanda limestone, and Gage shale members, which had heretofore been given formational rank. Overlies Barneston limestone; underlies Winfield limestone. Age is Permian.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1153).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Doyle shale*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Chautauqua platform
Publication:

Greig, P.B., 1959, Geology of Pawnee County, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 83, 188 p., (incl. geologic maps, scale 1:101,380 and 1:125,000) [http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_26190.htm]


Summary:

Pg. 115-116. Doyle shale of Chase group. Subdivided into (ascending) Holmesville shale, Towanda limestone, and Gage shale members. Members recognized in Kansas, southeastern Nebraska, and northern Oklahoma where they have been identified in Kay and Osage Counties. Members cannot be differentiated in Pawnee County. Thickness 103 to 118 feet in Kay County; 125 to 135 feet in Osage County. Thickness difficult to determine in Pawnee County; electric logs show about 150 feet. Overlies Fort Riley limestone; underlies Winfield limestone. Age is Early Permian (Wolfcamp).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1153).


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