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  • Usage in publication:
    • Scottsburg Member
  • Modifications:
    • First used
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
    • Shale
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Illinois basin
Publication:

Baxter, J.W., Potter, P.E., and Doyle, F.L., 1963, Areal geology of the Illinois fluorspar district: Illinois Geological Survey Circular, no. 342.


Summary:

Scottsburg Member of Menard Limestone described in southeastern IL as massive dark-grayish-brown sublithographic fossiliferous limestone with minor shale partings. 30 to 40 ft thick. Separated from overlying Allard Member by 10 to 20 ft of gray shale. Name credited to Swann (in prep).

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Scottsburg Limestone Member
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Illinois basin
Publication:

Swann, D.H., 1963, Classification of Genevievian and Chesterian (Late Mississippian) rocks in Illinois: Illinois Geological Survey Report of Investigations, no. 216, 91 p.


Summary:

Name Scottsburg Limestone Member of Menard Formation proposed in this report for the middle "massive Menard" of the three major limestone members. Separated from upper or Allard Limestone Member by 15 to 30 ft of shale, and from lower or Walche Limestone Member by 3 to 30 ft of shale. North of limits of Walche Member this shale is included in Waltersburg Formation and Scottsburg becomes lowest unit of Menard. Thickness about 32 ft at type section in Princeton East quad., but upper part obscured by both slumping and faulting and only lower 16 ft well exposed. Age is Late Mississippian (Chesterian).

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


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