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  • Usage in publication:
    • Houchen Creek limestone bed
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Forest City basin
Publication:

Condra, G.E., 1927, The stratigraphy of the Pennsylvanian system in Nebraska: Nebraska Geological Survey Bulletin, 2nd series, no. 1, 291 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 1


Summary:

Pg. 84, 89. Houchen Creek limestone bed of Elmdale shale member of Wabaunsee formation. Massive to irregular, or separated by bluish shale partings; characterized in most exposures by presence of large masses of algal growth. Thickness 4 to 8+ feet in Nebraska, 3+ feet in northeastern Kansas. Been traced to Kansas Valley north of Belvue [Pottawatomie County, Kansas]. Underlies Hughes Creek shale and overlies Stine shale, all included in Elmdale shale member. Age is Late Pennsylvanian (Missouri age). Report includes cross sections, measured sections, geologic maps, stratigraphic tables.
Named from exposures on Houchens Creek, in sec. 29, T. 6 N., R. 13 E., Nemaha Co., southeastern NE.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 985); GNC KS-NE Pennsylvanian Corr. Chart, sheet 1, Oct. 1936; supplemental information from GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Denver GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Houchens Creek 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. 8. Houchens Creek limestone, middle member of Hamlin shale formation of Admire group. Gray to buff, irregular lobulate-bedded limestone, weathers yellowish. Thickness 1 to 4 feet. Underlies Oaks shale member and overlies Stine shale member. Age is considered Permian (lower part of Big Blue). [Spelling changed to Houchens Creek. See also under Hamlin.]

Source: Publication; US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 985, Hamlin entry p. 902); GNC KS-NE Pennsylvanian Corr. Chart, sheet 2, Oct. 1936.


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Houchen Creek limestone bed*
  • 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. 2273, 2274 (fig. 1). Houchen Creek limestone bed of Hamlin shale member of Janesville shale. Rank reduced to bed in Hamlin shale herein reduced to member status in Janesville shale (new). Age is Early Permian (Wolfcampian).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1817).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Houchen Creek limestone bed*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Nemaha anticline
Publication:

Boardman, D.R., II, Wardlaw, B.R., and Nestell, M.K., 2009, Stratigraphy and conodont biostratigraphy of the uppermost Carboniferous and Lower Permian from the North American Midcontinent: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 255, 253 p.


Summary:

Pg. 13, 64. Houchen Creek limestone bed of Hamlin Shale Member of Janesville Shale of Admire Group. Stromatolitic limestone. Overlies Stine shale bed and underlies Oaks shale bed, both of Hamlin Shale Member. Age is Late Pennsylvanian (late Gzhelian; STREPTOGNATHODUS FLEXUOSUS conodont zone), based on stratigraphic position.
Described from measured sections in Pottawatomie County, eastern Kansas. (Locs. A13, A17, A26.)

Source: Publication.


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