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  • Usage in publication:
    • Missler member
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Silt
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Anadarko basin
Publication:

Hibbard, C.W., 1949, Pleistocene stratigraphy and paleontology of Meade County, Kansas: University of Michigan, Museum of Paleontology Contributions, v. 7, no. 4, p. 63-90.


Summary:

Pg. 67-68. Missler member of Meade formation. Name applied to beds overlying Meade gravels member (new) of Meade formation and underlying Stump Arroyo member of Crooked Creek formation (both new). Consists of reddish sandy silt. Thickness 17 feet. Fossils (Deer Park fauna). Age is Pleistocene.
Type locality: along tributary of Spring Creek, in secs. 6 and 7, T. 32 S., R. 28 W., Meade Co., southwestern KS. Named from town of Missler on Rock Island RR, in sec. 26, T. 31 S., R. 29 W., about 2.5 mi northwest of type locality.

Source: Publication; US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 2530).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Missler member
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Anadarko basin
Publication:

Hibbard, C.W., 1958, New stratigraphic names for early Pleistocene deposits in southwestern Kansas: American Journal of Science, v. 256, no. 1, p. 54-59.


Summary:

Pg. 55 (fig. 1), 56. Missler member of Ballard formation of Meade group. Reallocated to member status in Ballard formation (new). Overlies Angell member (new). Unconformably underlies Stump Arroyo member of Crooked Creek formation. Fossils (Sanders, Deer Park, and Dixon local faunas). Age is Pleistocene (Nebraskan-Aftonian).

Source: Publication; US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 2530).


  • Usage in publication:
    • Missler Silt Member
  • Modifications:
    • Age modified
    • Biostratigraphic dating
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Anadarko basin
Publication:

Zakrzewski, R.J., 1975, Pleistocene stratigraphy and paleontology in western Kansas; The state of the art, 1974: University of Michigan, Museum of Paleontology Papers on Paleontology, no. 12., Claude W. Hibbard Memorial Volume, no. 3


Summary:

Pg. 122 (fig. 1), 124 (fig. 2), 125 (fig. 3), 126. Missler Silt Member of Ballard Formation. Lies below Stump Arroyo Member of Crooked Creek Formation and above Angell Gravel Member of Ballard Formation. Fossils (Sanders, Deer Park, and Spring Creek local faunas). Age is Pliocene (Blancan NALMA); Plio-Pleistocene boundary placed at base of Irvingtonian NALMA (base of Nebraskan-Aftonian), = 1.8 Ma.

Source: Publication.


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