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  • Usage in publication:
    • Establishment member
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
    • Dolomite
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Wisconsin arch
Publication:

Templeton, J.S., and Willman, H.B., 1952, Guidebook for the 16th annual field conference, central northern Illinois: Tri-State Annual Field Conference Guidebook, October 11-12, 1952, no. 16, 47 p., Also issued as Illinois State Geol. Survey Gdbk., 2nd ser., 1952. http://archive.org/details/guidebookforsixt02tris


Summary:

Figs. 3, 10, 15A, 16. Establishment member of Mifflin formation. Limestone, thick-bedded; dolomite, moderately argillaceous and shaly, thin-bedded. Thickness 2 to 7 feet. Shown on columnar section as underlying Hazelwood member (new) and overlying Boarman member (new). Age is Middle Ordovician.
[Notable exposures in Dixon-Oregon area, northern IL.]
[GNC remark (ca. 1966, US geologic names lexicon, USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1289): In copy of guidebook used by compiler [G.C. Keroher], a handwritten note states that Brickeys member overlies Boarman member. Thus, the sequence would be (descending) Hazelwood, Establishment, and Brickeys. Compiler had no way of determining what change, if any, had been made in other copies of the guidebook.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1288-1289).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Establishment Shale*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Ozark uplift
    • Illinois basin
Publication:

Harrison, R.W., 1999, Geologic map of the Thebes quadrangle, Missouri and Illinois: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map, GQ-1779, scale 1:24,000 [http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_19294.htm]


Summary:

Middle Ordovician Establishment Shale [here rank raised] occurs at base of Plattin Group in MO and subsurface of IL and MO. Consists of green shale and intercalated lithographic limestone.

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


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