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Geologic Unit: Fullington
Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Fullington shales
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Shale
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Anadarko basin
Publication:

Cragin, F.W., 1895, A study of the Belvidere beds: American Geologist, v. 16, p. 357-385.


Summary:

Pg. 361, 379. Fullington shales. Zone of GRYPHAEA ROEMERI, constituting lower and major part of Kiowa shales. Divided into Blue Cut shales, or zone of typical and abundant G. ROEMERI above, and Black Hill shale or Wafer shale below. Underlies Tucumcari shales and overlies Champion shell bed. Age is Early Cretaceous (Comanche).
[Named from Fullington Ranch, at Belividere, Kiowa Co., central southern KS.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 786).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Fullington shale
  • Modifications:
    • Not used
Publication:

Merriam, D.F., 1963, The geologic history of Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 162, 317 p. [Available online from the Kansas Geological Survey: http://www.kgs.ku.edu/Publications/Bulletins/162]


Summary:

Appendix B, Catalog of Mesozoic nomenclature for Kansas. Fullington Shale of Cragin (1895). Term used for lower part of Kiowa, in turn subdivided into Black Hill and Blue Cut Shales.

Source: Publication.


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