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  • Usage in publication:
    • Fencepost limestone†
    • Fence-post limestone†
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Salina basin
Publication:

Wilmarth, M.G., 1938, [Selected Geologic Names Committee remarks], 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:

†Fence-post limestone (†Fencepost limestone). See under †Downs limestone. Present in north-central Kansas. Age is Late Cretaceous.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 726).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Fencepost limestone bed
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Salina basin
Publication:

Moore, R.C., Frye, J.C., Jewett, J.M., Lee, Wallace, and O'Connor, H.G., 1951, The Kansas rock column: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 89, 132 p.


Summary:

Pg. 111. Fencepost limestone bed of Pfeifer shale member of Greenhorn limestone. Bed at top of Pfeifer shale member. Blue gray, weathers to light tan. Age is Late Cretaceous.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1335).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Fence-post limestone bed
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Salina basin
Publication:

Zeller, D.E. (editor), 1968, The stratigraphic succession in Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 189, 81 p. [Available online from the Kansas Geological Survey: http://www.kgs.ku.edu/Publications/Bulletins/189]


Summary:

(Mesozoic Era; [Jurassic and Cretaceous Systems] by H.G. O'Connor, p. 53-58.) Fence-post limestone bed of Pfeifer Shale Member of Greenhorn Limestone of Colorado Group. Fence-post limestone bed at top of Pfeifer. Bluish-gray, weathering light tan. Age is Late Cretaceous.

Source: Publication.


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