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  • Usage in publication:
    • Nippewalla group*
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Anadarko basin
    • Sedgwick basin
Publication:

Norton, G.H., 1939, Permian red beds of Kansas, with discussions by R.K. DeFord and D.A. Green: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 23, no. 12, p. 1751-1819., See also Oil Weekly, v. 93, no. 3, p. 70, 1939 [abs.] [Available online, with subscription, from AAPG archives: http://www.aapg.org/datasystems or http://search.datapages.com]


Summary:

Pg. 1782-1793. Nippewalla group. Proposed for group of related formations (ascending) : Harper sandstone (restricted), Salt Plain formation, Cedar Hills sandstone, and Flower-pot shale. Lies between Stone Corral formation below and Blaine formation above. Cimarron series.
Named from town of Nippewalla, in T. 33 N., R. 11 and 12 W., Barber Co., southern KS.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 2751).


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

Moore, R.C., Frye, J.C., and Jewett, J.M., 1944, Tabular description of outcropping rocks in Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 52, pt. 4, p. 137-212.


Summary:

Pg. 157-159. Nippewalla group. Includes (ascending) Harper sandstone, Salt Plain formation, Cedar Hills sandstone, Flowerpot [Flower-pot] shale, Blaine formation, and Dog Creek shale. Thickness approximately 930 feet. Overlies Sumner group; underlies Whitehorse sandstone. Age is Early Permian (Leonardian).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 2751).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Nippewalla group*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Anadarko basin
Publication:

Maher, J.C., 1946, Correlation of Paleozoic rocks across Las Animas arch in Baca, Las Animas, and Otero Counties, Colorado: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 30, no. 10, p. 1756-1763. [Available online, with subscription, from AAPG archives: http://www.aapg.org/datasystems or http://search.datapages.com]


Summary:

Extended as an undivided unit into the subsurface of Baca County, Colorado, in the Anadarko basin, east of the Las Animas arch. Overlies Sumner group (undivided) and underlies Whitehorse sandstone. Age is Permian (Leonardian). Report includes correlation chart.

Source: Modified from GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Denver GNULEX).


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