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  • Usage in publication:
    • Miamitown Shale
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Shale
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cincinnati arch
Publication:

Ford, J.P., 1967, Cincinnatian geology in southwest Hamilton County, Ohio: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 51, no. 6, p. 918-936. [Available online, with subscription, from AAPG archives: http://www.aapg.org/datasystems or http://search.datapages.com]


Summary:

Named Miamitown Shale for Miamitown, Hamilton Co, OH. Composed of shale and mudstone with a few thin, widely spaced limestone interbeds. Recorded thickness range is 5 to 30 ft. Underlain by the Fairview Formation, overlain by Bellevue Limestone.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Miamitown Shale*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cincinnati arch

Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Miamitown Shale Member*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cincinnati arch
Publication:

Weir, G.W., Peterson, W.L., and Swadley, WC, 1984, Lithostratigraphy of Upper Ordovician strata exposed in Kentucky, IN Contributions to the geology of Kentucky: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 1151-E, p. E1-E121. [Available online from the USGS PubsWarehouse: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/pp/pp1151E]


Summary:

The Miamitown is reduced in rank to the Miamitown Shale Member of the Fairview Formation in north-central KY. Age is Late Ordovician (Cincinnatian and Maysvillian). The Miamitown Shale remains in good usage in southwestern OH.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Miamitown Shale
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cincinnati arch
Publication:

Shrake, D.L., Schumacher, G.A., and Swinford, E.M., 1988, Field guidebook to the stratigraphy, sedimentology, and paleontology of the Upper Ordovician Cincinnati Group of southwest Ohio: Ohio Division of Geological Survey, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, 5th Midyear meeting, 81 p.


Summary:

The Geological Survey of Ohio recognizes the Cincinnati Group proposed by Meek and Worthen (1865), but at this time retains it as an informal term. The unit will be formally reinstated as a lithostratigraphic term after revision of its lower boundary and minor lithologic redescription of its units are completed. The ten formations included in the group are the (ascending) Clays Ferry Formation, the Kope Formation, the Fairview Formation, the Miamitown Shale, the Grant Lake Limestone, the Arnheim Formation, the Waynesville Formation, the Liberty Formation, the Whitewater Formation, and the Drakes Formation. Six members have been identified in the course of field mapping: the Point Pleasant Tongue of the Clays Ferry, the informal Bellevue, Corryville, Mount Auburn, and Straight Creek members of the Grant Lake Limestone, and the Preachersville Member of the Drakes Formation. The Backbone Creek and Elk Creek beds are recognized as excellent stratigraphic marker beds.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Miamitown Shale*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cincinnati arch
Publication:

Wahlman, G.P., 1992, Middle and Upper Ordovician symmetrical univalved mollusks (Monoplacophora and Bellerophontina) of the Cincinnati arch region, IN Pojeta, John, Jr., ed., Contributions to the Ordovician paleontology of Kentucky and nearby states: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 1066-O, p. O1-O203.


Summary:

The Miamitown Shale in southwestern OH consists of shale and mudstone with minor interbeds of limestone. Fossils within this unit include gastropods and pelecypods. Thickness is 5 to 35 feet. Conformably overlies the Fairview Formation and underlies the Bellevue Limestone. The Miamitown is of Late Ordovician age.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


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