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  • Usage in publication:
    • Harveyville shale member
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Shale
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Forest City basin
    • Nemaha anticline
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. 10. Harveyville shale, middle member of Preston ("Emporia") limestone formation of Wabaunsee group. Consists of greenish, bluish shale, locally a subzone nearly black, argillaceous to calcareous, quite fossiliferous, 3 to 4 feet thick to west, 7 feet thick to east. Underlies Elmont limestone member and overlies Reading limestone member, both of Preston ("Emporia"). Age is Late Pennsylvanian (Virgil).
[Origin of name not stated.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 921); GNC KS-NE Pennsylvanian Corr. Chart, sheet 2, Oct. 1936.


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Harveyville shale
  • Modifications:
    • Principal reference
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Forest City basin
Publication:

Moore, R.C., 1936, Stratigraphic classification of the Pennsylvanian rocks of Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 22, 256 p., See also "Modern classifications of the Pennsylvanian rocks of eastern Kansas and southeastern Nebraska," compiled by M.G. Wilmarth, Secretary of Committee on Geologic Names, USGS unpub. corr. chart, Oct. 1936, sheet 2


Summary:

Pg. 226. Harveyville shale of Wabaunsee group, which is first defined in this report, includes beds overlying Reading limestone and underlying Elmont limestone. It is mostly bluish or yellowish brown and clayey, but locally contains sandy shale and thin platy sandstone, with a coal bed locally above the sandstone. Thickness 1 to 25+/- feet. Identified at many places from Nebraska to Oklahoma and is undoubtedly continuous across Kansas. Age is Late Pennsylvanian (Virgil).
Type locality: near Harveyville, southeastern part of Wabaunsee Co., eastern KS. Good section in sec. 25, T. 15 S., R. 13 E.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 921); GNC KS-NE Pennsylvanian Corr. Chart, sheet 2, Oct. 1936.


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Harveyville shale member*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
Publication:

Moore, R.C., and Mudge, M.R., 1956, Reclassification of some Lower Permian and Upper Pennsylvanian strata in northern Midcontinent, IN Geological notes: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 40, no. 9, p. 2271-2278. [Available online, with subscription, from AAPG archives: http://www.aapg.org/datasystems or http://search.datapages.com]


Summary:

Pg. 2274 (fig. 1), 2276. Harveyville shale member of Emporia limestone. Rank reduced to member status in Emporia limestone (redefined). Overlies Reading limestone member; underlies Elmont limestone member. Age is Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1696).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Harveyville shale 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. 57-58. Harveyville shale member of Emporia limestone. Described in Pawnee County, northern Oklahoma, where it is 35 to 53 feet thick. Overlies Reading limestone member; underlies Elmont limestone member. Extends southward across Pawnee County into Payne County; southern extent not known. Age is Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1696).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Harveyville shale
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Forest City basin
Publication:

Hershey, H.G., Brown, C.N., Northup, R.C., and Van Eck, Orville, 1960, Highway construction materials from the consolidated rocks of southwestern Iowa: Iowa Highway Research Bulletin, no. 15, 151 p.


Summary:

Pg. 13, fig. 5. Harveyville shale of Wabaunsee group. Geographically extended into southwestern Iowa where it is classified as formation in Wabaunsee group. Where exposed in Fremont County consists of gray shale in lower part, limy nodules near center, and brown shale in upper part. Thickness 3 feet. Underlies Elmont limestone; overlies Reading limestone. Age is Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1696).


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