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  • Usage in publication:
    • Sellersburg beds
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cincinnati arch
Publication:

Kindle, E.M., 1899, The Devonian and lower Carboniferous faunas of southern Indiana and central Kentucky: Bulletins of American Paleontology, no. 12, 112 p.


Summary:

Named Sellersburg beds. "These beds consist of a fine-grained calcareous sandstone from six to twenty feet thick * * *". A thin bed of limestone occurs at top in places. Overlies Jeffersonville limestone; underlies New Albany shale. Age is Devonian.

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


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

Butts, Charles, 1915, Geology and mineral resources of Jefferson County, Kentucky: Kentucky Geological Survey [Report], 4th series, v. 3, pt. 2, 270 p.


Summary:

Designated Sellersburg limestone. Divided into Silver Creek limestone member and overlying Beechwood limestone member. Silver Creek member is "* * * thick-bedded, dark-gray, fine-grained, low to high magnesian, siliceous and aluminous * * *" limestone. It is moderately fossiliferous, brachiopods and pelecypods being the most common fossils. Thickness ranges from 1.5 to 16 ft. The Beechwood member is "* * * rather thick-bedded. The lower part tends to a light gray color and a fairly coarsely crystalline texture, while the upper part is of finer grain and of dark gray color. It is full of crinoid joints * * *". Thickness probably does not exceed 6 ft. Sellersburg is unconformably underlain by Louisville Limestone; it is overlain by New Albany shale. Age is Middle Devonian.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Sellersburg Limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Not used
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cincinnati arch
Publication:

Shaver, R.H., Burger, A.M., Gates, G.R., Gray, H.H., Hutchison, H.C., Keller, S.J., Patton, J.B., Rexroad, C.B., Smith, N.M., Wayne, W.J., and Wier, C.E., 1970, Compendium of rock-unit stratigraphy in Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 43, 229 p.


Summary:

This compendium of rock-unit stratigraphy in Indiana does not list Sellersburg as a stratigraphic name in use in Indiana as of 1970. North Vernon Limestone, which has precedence, is used instead.

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


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