National Geologic Map Database
Geologic Unit: Leavenworth
Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Leavenworth limestone bed
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Forest City basin

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


Pg. 32, 33, 38. Leavenworth limestone bed of Oread limestone member of Douglas formation. Middle limestone bed of Oread limestone. Present in eastern Kansas, northwestern Missouri, southeastern Nebraska, and southwestern Iowa. Dark-gray, dense, vertically jointed, fossiliferous, and in 1 or 2 beds. Thickness 1.5 feet in Nebraska, 2.5 feet at Atchison, Kansas, and at St. Joseph, Missouri. Underlies Heebner shale and overlies Snyderville shale. Age is Late Pennsylvanian (Missouri age). Report includes cross sections, measured sections, geologic maps, stratigraphic tables.
Named from a roadside exposure high in the upland spur northwest of Federal Penitentiary at Leavenworth, [Leavenworth Co.], eastern KS.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 1161); GNC KS-NE Pennsylvanian Corr. Chart, sheet 1, Oct. 1936; supplemental information from GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Denver GNULEX).

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