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    • Fort Riley limestone
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    • Original reference
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Nemaha anticline
Publication:

Swallow, G.C., 1866, Section of the rocks in eastern Kansas, IN Preliminary report of the Geological Survey of Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey, p. 9-28.


Summary:

Pg. 14. Fort Riley limestone. Thick-bedded buff porous magnesium limestone, 8 to 10 feet thick, forming bed No. 52 of geologic section of eastern Kansas. Fossiliferous. Included in Lower Permian. Locality near Fort Riley, Cottonwood and Fancy Creek.
Named from Fort Riley, Geary Co., eastern KS.

Source: Publication; US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 758).


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Fort Riley limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Nemaha anticline
Publication:

Prosser, C.S., 1895, The classification of the upper Paleozoic rocks of central Kansas: Journal of Geology, v. 3, nos. 6-7, p. 682-705, 764-800.


Summary:

Pg. 771-786, 798. Florence limestone (or Fort Riley limestone). [See 1st entry under †Florence limestone.]
Named from Fort Riley, Geary Co., KS.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 758); GNC KS-NE Permian Corr. Chart, Oct. 1936).


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Fort Riley limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Nemaha anticline
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:

Redefined Fort Riley limestone as explained in 1902 entry under †Florence limestone. [See also GNC remark under †Florence limestone.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 758); GNC KS-NE Permian Corr. Chart, Oct. 1936).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Fort Riley limestone 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. 41. Fort Riley limestone. Top member of Barneston formation (new) of Chase group. Thickness 27 feet. Overlies Florence flint member of Barneston; underlies Doyle formation of Chase group. Recognized in southeastern Nebraska and eastern Kansas. Age is Permian (Big Blue).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1399); GNC KS-NE Permian Corr. Chart, Oct. 1936.


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Fort Riley limestone member
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Nemaha anticline
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 (fig. 4), 69 (45). Fort Riley limestone member restricted of Barneston limestone of Chase group. Restricted Fort Riley limestone. Overlies Oketo shale member (new). [See also GNC remark under †Florence limestone.]
This resticted definition as not been considered by the USGS for its publications [ca. 1938].

Source: US geologic names lexicons (USGS Bull. 896, p. 758; USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1399); GNC KS-NE Permian Corr. Chart, Oct. 1936).


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    • Fort Riley limestone*
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    • 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:

Fort Riley limestone of Chase group adopted by the USGS [ca. 1938]. Recognized in eastern Kansas, central northern Oklahoma, and southeastern Nebraska. Age is Permian.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 758); GNC KS-NE Permian Corr. Chart, Oct. 1936).


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    • Fort Riley limestone
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    • Overview
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. 44-45. Fort Riley limestone member of Barneston limestone of Chase group. Limestone, light-gray and tan, massive and thin-bedded, with minor amount of gray shale. Basal part contains thin, more or less shaly beds that are overlain by massive "rim rock," which contains fossil algae; thin shaly beds and locally clay shale deposits occur in middle part; upper strata rather massive but less so than the "rim rock." Thickness 30 to 45 feet. Underlies Holmesville shale member of Doyle shale. Age is Early Permian (Wolfcamp).

Source: US geologic names lexicons (USGS Bull. 896, p. 758; USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1399).


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    • Fort Riley limestone*
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    • Fort Riley limestone member*
  • 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. 111-114. Fort Riley limestone of Chase group. In Kay County, central northern Oklahoma, consists of about 31 feet of soft light-gray to buff limestone with massive algal bed more than 10 feet thick occurring locally in lower part. Overlies Matfield shale; underlies Doyle shale. Age is Early Permian (Wolfcampian).

Source: Modified from US geologic names lexicons (USGS Bull. 896, p. 758; USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1399).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Fort Riley Limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
    • Age modified
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Chautauqua platform
Publication:

Shelton, J.W., 1979, Geology and mineral resources of Noble County, Oklahoma, with a chapter on petroleum by J.W. Shelton and W.A. Jenkins and a chapter on water resources by R.H. Bingham: Oklahoma Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 128, 66 p.


Summary:

Pg. 6 (fig. 3), 8 (fig. 4), 10, App. Fort Riley Limestone of Oscar Group. Described from Noble County, central northern Oklahoma. Overlies Matfield shale and underlies Doyle Shale; all included in Oscar Group. Age is latest Pennsylvanian (Gearyan), based on fossil data (see Branson, 1962; Wilson and Rashid [abs.], 1971; Clendening [abs.], 1971); previously considered earliest Permian.

Source: Publication.


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