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  • Usage in publication:
    • Herington limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Salina basin
Publication:

Beede, J.W., 1909, Formations of the Marion stage of the Kansas Permian: Kansas Academy of Sciences Transactions, v. 22, p. 248-256., 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; Jour. Geol., v. 17, 1909


Summary:

Pg. 253. Herington limestone. Variable limestones, including, in upper part, soft geodiferous, flaggy layers, more massive, very fossiliferous, and of buff shade; and to south coarser limestone. Thickness 12 to 15 feet. Overlies Enterprise shales and underlies Pearl shales. All included in Marion stage.
Named from Herington, Dickinson Co., eastern KS.
[Misprint (USGS Bull. 896, p. 943): cited Kansas Acad. Sci. Trans., v. 21; should be v. 22.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 943-944).


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Herington limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
    • Adopted
Publication:

Bass, N.W., 1929, Geology of Cowley County, Kansas, with special reference to the occurrence of oil and gas: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 12, 203 p., (incl. geologic maps), Prepared in cooperation with USGS


Summary:

Herington limestone. "Marion formation" abandoned and Herington limestone elevated to rank of a formation in Sumner group. Overlies Enterprise shale, probably with slight unconformity, and underlies Wellington formation (redefined to include †Pearl shale at base). [ca. 1938. This is present approved definition of the USGS.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 943-944).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Herington limestone member
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
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. Herington limestone member of Nolans limestone of Sumner group. Discarded Enterprise; revived Pearl shale (restricted) for beds overlying Herington limestone; greatly restricted Wellington formation; applied Paddock shale to beds immediately underlying Herington limestone; and treated Herington as top member of his Nolans limestone (new). These changes have not yet been considered by the USGS for its publications [ca. 1938].
[See "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.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 943-944).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Herington limestone member
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
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. 41. Herington limestone member of Nolans limestone. Consists of limestone and dolomite, yellowish-tan, soft and dense, more dolomitic in southern and central Kansas than in northern part of state. Outcrops characterized by siliceous and calcareous geodes and concretions and cauliflower-like masses of drusy flint weathered from matrix; molluscan fauna abundant. Thickness 7 to 10 feet in northern part and about 30 feet in southern Kansas. Overlies Paddock shale member; underlies Wellington formation of Sumner group. Age is Early Permian (Wolfcamp).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1738-1739).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Herington limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Mapped 1:500k

Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Herington limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Age modified
Publication:

Branson, C.C., 1960, Proposed American standard of Early Permian(?) rocks, a century-old controversy: Oklahoma Geology Notes, v. 20, no. 9, p. 229-235.


Summary:

Pg. 229-235. Herington limestone. Term Lyon series (Lyonian epoch) proposed for Sakmarian rocks of Oklahoma. Series would include rocks from top of Brownville limestone to top of Herington limestone.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1738-1739).


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