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Geologic Unit: Hughes Creek
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Hughes Creek shale bed
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Shale
    • 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, 85, 89. Hughes Creek shale bed of Elmdale shale member of Wabaunsee formation. Blue argillaceous shale, dark shales, and thin limestones. Thickness 35 to 50 feet in Nebraska and northeastern Kansas. Underlies Long Creek limestone and overlies Houchen Creek limestone, all included in Elmdale shale member. Age is Pennsylvanian (Missouri age). Report includes cross sections, measured sections, geologic maps, stratigraphic tables.
Named from Hughes Creek, Nemaha Co., southeastern NE.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 992); GNC KS-NE Pennsylvanian Corr. Chart, sheet 1, Oct. 1936; supplemental information from GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Denver GNULEX).


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