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  • Usage in publication:
    • Enterprise shales
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Shale
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Salina basin
Publication:

Beede, J.W., 1909, Formations of the Marion stage of the Kansas Permian: Kansas Academy of Sciences Transactions, v. 22, p. 248-256., 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; Jour. Geol., v. 17, 1909


Summary:

Pg. 253. Enterprise shales. Shales, with some thin limestones near top; 44 feet thick; overlying Luta limestone and underlying Herington limestone. All included in Marion stage.
Named from Enterprise, Dickinson Co., central KS.
[Misprint (USGS Bull. 896, p. 691): cited Kansas Acad. Sci. Trans., v. 21; should be v. 22.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 691); GNC KS-NE Permian Corr. Chart, Oct. 1936.


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Enterprise shale member
  • 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:

Pg. 13. Enterprise shale of Sumner group. Divided into 3 members (descending): Paddock shale, Krider limestone, and Odell shale. Occurs below Herington limestone of Sumner group and above Winfield formation of Chase group. Age is Permian (Big Blue).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 691); GNC KS-NE Permian Corr. Chart, Oct. 1936.


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Enterprise 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. †Enterprise shale. Discarded Enterprise, raised Odell shale to rank of a formation, and combined Condra's Krider limestone and Paddock shale with overlying Herington limestone into a newly named formation (Nolans limestone). These changes have not yet been considered by the USGS for its publications.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 1586); GNC KS-NE Permian Corr. Chart, Oct. 1936.


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Enterprise Shale†
  • Modifications:
    • Abandoned
Publication:

Keroher, G.C., 1966, [Selected U.S. Geologic Names Committee remarks], IN Keroher, G.C., 1966, Lexicon of geologic names of the United States for 1936-1960: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1200, pts. 1-3, 4341 p., (3 volumes)


Summary:

†Enterprise Shale of Sumner Group. Name not used on Geologic map of Oklahoma (1954). The Enterprise or its equivalents transferred to Chase Group.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1268).


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