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  • Usage in publication:
    • Flower-pot shales
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Clay
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Sedgwick basin
    • Anadarko basin
Publication:

Cragin, F.W., 1896, The Permian system in Kansas: Colorado College Studies, v. 6, p. 1-48., 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. 3, 24-27. Flower-pot shales. Chiefly highly gypsiferous varicolored clays, 150 feet thick, overlying Cedar Hills sandstones and underlying Cave Creek gypsums. Included in Salt Fork division.
Named from Flower-pot Mound, Barber Co., central southern KS.
[GNC remark (ca. 1938, US geologic names lexicon, USGS Bull. 896, p. 745): Flower-pot shale of Cimarron group. Recognized in central southern Kansas and western Oklahoma. Age is Permian.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 745).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Flower-pot formation
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Permian basin
Publication:

Fountain, H.C., 1939, [Field trip to study the Pease River group]: North Texas Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook, April 28-29, 1939, 28 p.


Summary:

[Title unknown, IN] AAPG Bull., v. 23, no. 5, p. 764, 1939; Robert Roth, 1942, AAPG Bull., v. 26, no. 8, p. 1412. Flower-pot formation. Included in Pease River group (new). [Age is Permian (Leonard).]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1379).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Flower-pot shale*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Anadarko basin
    • Sedgwick basin

Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Flower-pot shale*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
    • Areal extent
Publication:

Cheney, M.G., 1940, Geology of north-central Texas: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 24, no. 1, p. 65-118. [Available online, with subscription, from AAPG archives: http://www.aapg.org/datasystems or http://search.datapages.com]


Summary:

Pg. 66 (fig. 1). Flower-pot shale. Shown on correlation chart as formation in El Reno (San Andres) group. Age is Permian.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1379).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Flower-pot shale [member]
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Permian basin

Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Flowerpot shale*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
Publication:

Moore, R.C., Frye, J.C., and Jewett, J.M., 1944, Tabular description of outcropping rocks in Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 52, pt. 4, p. 137-212.


Summary:

Pg. 158; R.C. Moore and others, 1951, Kansas Geol. Survey Bull., no. 89, p. 39. Flowerpot [Flower-pot] shale of Nippewalla group. Red soft gypsiferous shale. Average thickness 180 feet. In Nippewalla group below Blaine formation and above Cedar Hills sandstone. Age is Permian (Leonardian).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1379).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Flower-pot formation
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
Publication:

Roth, Robert, 1945, Permian Pease River group of Texas: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 56, no. 10, p. 893-908, (incl. geologic map, scale 1:250,000)


Summary:

Pg. 902-904. Flower-pot formation of Pease River group. At type locality of Pease River group, underlies Blaine formation and overlies San Angelo formation. Thickness 274 feet. Includes Chaney gypsum and anhydrite and Kiser gypsum and anhydrite. Age is Permian.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1379).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Flowerpot shale*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
    • Age modified
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Anadarko basin
Publication:

Scott, G.L., Jr., and Ham, W.E., 1957, Geology and gypsum resources of the Carter area, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geological Survey Circular, no. 42, 64 p., (incl. geologic map)


Summary:

Pg. 11 (fig. 2), 15-16, 17 (fig. 3), pl. 1. Flowerpot [Flower-pot] shale of El Reno group. Described in Carter area [Beckham County], Oklahoma, where it conformably overlies Duncan sandstone and conformably underlies Blaine formation. Includes Chaney gypsum and Kiser gypsum members. Thickness 165 feet. Age is Permian (Guadalupe).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1379).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Flowerpot shale
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
Publication:

Jewett, J.M., 1959, Graphic column and classification of rocks in Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey


Summary:

Flowerpot [Flower-pot] shale. Shown on correlation chart in Nippewalla group. Age is Permian (Guadalupian).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1379).


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Flowerpot Shale
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Palo Duro basin
Publication:

Johnson, K.S., 1990, Standard outcrop section of the Blaine Formation and associated strata in southwestern Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geology Notes, v. 50, no. 5, p. 144-168.


Summary:

In report area (Jackson and Harmon Cos, OK, Palo Duro basin) overlies the "Duncan-San Angelo Sandstone" of El Reno Group. Upper contact revised; underlies the Gypsum Creek Dolomite Bed (first published use) of Elm Fork Member (first published use), basal member of Blaine Formation of the El Reno. Divided into a lower red-brown and gray-green shale, Chaney Gypsum Bed, unnamed red-brown and green-gray shale, Kiser Gypsum Bed, upper green-gray and red-brown shale, and tan dolomite. The informal marker bed, Marty dolomite bed, above the Kiser named in this report. Ranges between 70-300 ft thick. Permian age.

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


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