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  • Usage in publication:
    • Funston limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
    • Shale
  • 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. 23. Funston limestone member of Garrison formation of Council Grove group. Funston limestone is new name for middle part of Speiser shale as defined by Condra in 1927. In Nebraska it consists of (descending): (1) gray limestone, 1 foot or more; (2) greenish argillaceous shale, 2 feet or more; (3) gray limestone, 1 foot or more; (4) massive arenaceous limestone that weathers yellowish, 1.5 to 2 feet. In southern Kansas the basal zone is 2 or more feet thick and becomes dominant part of the member at type locality. Underlies Speiser shale restricted and overlies Blue Rapids shale members of Garrison. Upper and middle limestone zones are fossiliferous (includes brachiopods PRODUCTUS SEMIRETICULATUS, COMPOSITA SUBTILITA, DERBYA sp., as well as ostracods, pelecypods, and bryozoans). Age is Permian (Big Blue).
Type locality: in bluffs of Kansas River Valley south of Funston, Kansas. Named from Camp Funston, Riley Co., eastern KS.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 787); GNC KS-NE Permian Corr. Chart, Oct. 1936; supplemental information from GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Denver GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Funston limestone member
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Forest City basin
Publication:

Condra, G.E., 1935, Geologic cross-section, Forest City, Missouri to south of Du Bois, Nebraska: Nebraska Geological Survey Paper, no. 8, 23 p., Issued late in 1935. 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. 4, 6. Funston limestone member of Bigelow limestone formation of Council Grove gorup. Thickness 8.5 feet. Overlies Blue Rapids shale member of Bigelow and underlies Speiser formation; all included in Council Grove group. Age is Permian (Big Blue).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 787, Bigelow entry p. 183); GNC KS-NE Permian Corr. Chart, Oct. 1936.


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Funston limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Forest City basin
Publication:

Jewett, J.M., 1941, The geology of Riley and Geary Counties, Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 39, 164 p. [Available online from the Kansas Geological Survey: http://www.kgs.ku.edu/General/Geology/Riley]


Summary:

Pg. 64-65. Condra (1935) employed term Bigelow limestone to comprise three units (ascending): Sabetha limestone (Crouse limestone), Blue Rapids shale, and Funston limestone. [The Bigelow thus included strata between the Easly Creek shale and Speiser shale. To be consistent with classification applied to strata above and below them, these beds should be divided into formations.] It is here proposed that Bigelow be dropped as stratigraphic term and that Crouse limestone, Blue Rapids shale, and Funston limestone be recognized as formations. [In Council Grove group. Age is Permian (Wolfcamp).]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1444).


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Funston limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Forest City basin
Publication:

Mudge, M.R., and Burton, R.H., 1959, Geology of Wabaunsee County, Kansas: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1068, 210 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:63,360)


Summary:

Pg. 13 (table 2), 84-86, pls. Funston limestone of Council Grove group. Described in Wabaunsee County, eastern Kansas, where it commonly consists of three thin beds of moderately hard massive limestone separated by gray beds of shale. Contains biostrome that extends into parts of four counties in east-central Kansas. Thickness 8 to about 26 feet. Overlies Blue Rapids shale; underlies Speiser shale. Age is Permian.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1444).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Funston Limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
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:

(Paleozoic Era; Permian System by H.G. O'Connor, D.E. Zeller, C.K. Bayne, J.M Jewett, and Ada Swineford, p. 47.) Funston Limestone of Council Grove Group. Light- to bluish-gray limestone separated by gray to yellowish-gray shale that commonly is abundantly fossiliferous. In southern and central Kansas outcrops, bluish-gray to grayish-black shale occurs in the lower part and locally the limestone beds contain chert. Thickness about 5 to 28 feet. Occurs above Blue Rapids Shale and below Speiser Shale, both of Council Grove Group. Age is Early Permian; Gearyan Provincial Stage (of H.G. O'Connor, 1963, AAPG Bull., v. 47, p. 1873-1877).

Source: Publication.


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