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Publication:

Moore, R.C., 1932, A reclassification of the Pennsylvanian system in the northern Midcontinent region, IN Carboniferous rocks of eastern Kansas, eastern Nebraska, and western Missouri: Kansas Geological Society Guidebook for the Annual Field Conference, August 28-September 3, 1932, no. 6, p. 79-98., 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. 93, 97. Hickory Creek shale member of Plattsburg limestone of Lansing group. Age is Late Pennsylvanian (Missouri age). [See under Merriam limestone. On p. 46 Hickory Creek shale is stated to be 0.5 to 1 foot thick.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 950-951); GNC KS-NE Pennsylvanian Corr. Chart, sheet 2, Oct. 1936.


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Publication:

Newell, N.D., 1935, The geology of Johnson and Miami Counties, Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 21, pt. 1, p. 7-150., Issued May 15, 1935. 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. 18, 69, 71-72. Hickory Creek shale member of Plattsburg limestone of Lansing group. Plattsburg limestone divided into 3 members (descending): Spring Hill limestone member, Hickory Creek shale member, and Merriam limestone member. The Hickory Creek shale member consists of 1+/- feet of black carbonaceous shale, which to south becomes gray or yellowish and argillaceous. Locally absent, and 0.5 mi east of De Soto thickens to 20 feet. In some instances, as at south edge of sec. 29, T. 13 S., R. 23 E., the shale is overlain and underlain by a peculiar ochery, shaly limestone or calcareous shale. In such case, for convenience, the yellowish shaly layer is considered the division between the upper and lower Plattsburg. Age is Late Pennsylvanian (Missouri age).
Named from Hickory Creek near Peoria, Franklin Co., eastern KS.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 950-951); GNC KS-NE Pennsylvanian Corr. Chart, sheet 2, Oct. 1936.


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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:

Hickory Creek shale member of Plattsburg limestone of Lansing group. Stated that Newell is author of this name. Thickness 0 to 40 feet. Age is Late Pennsylvanian (Missouri age).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 950-951); GNC KS-NE Pennsylvanian Corr. Chart, sheet 2, Oct. 1936.


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Publication:

Condra, G.E., 1949, The nomenclature, type localities, and correlation of the Pennsylvanian subdivisions in eastern Nebraska and adjacent states: Nebraska Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 16, 67 p.


Summary:

Pg. 33. Hickory Creek shale member of Plattsburg formation. Thickness in Nebraska 1 to 3 feet or more; in Kansas 1 foot in a few places to maximum locally of 15 or more. Underlies Spring Hill limestone member; overlies Merriam limestone member. Age is Late Pennsylvanian (Missourian). Type locality stated.
Type locality: in RR cut near center east side sec. 14, T. 15 S., R. 23 E., southern Johnson Co., eastern KS.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1752).


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