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Geologic Unit: Shawnee
Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Shawnee formation
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Forest City basin
Publication:

Condra, G.E., 1927, The stratigraphy of the Pennsylvanian system in Nebraska: Nebraska Geological Survey Bulletin, 2nd series, no. 1, 291 p., See also "Modern classifications of the Pennsylvanian rocks of eastern Kansas and southeastern Nebraska," compiled by M.G. Wilmarth, Secretary of Committee on Geologic Names, USGS unpub. corr. chart, Oct. 1936, sheet 1


Summary:

Shawnee formation. Present in eastern Kansas, southeastern Nebraska, northwestern Missouri, and southwestern Iowa. Thickness 314 feet. Includes (ascending) Kanwaka shale, Lecompton limestone (23+ feet), Tecumseh shale (41 feet), Deer Creek limestone (31 feet), Calhoun shale (21.5 feet), Topeka limestone (18+ feet), Severy shale (21+ feet), Howard limestone, and Scranton shale members. Overlies Douglas formation and underlies Wabaunsee formation. Age is Pennsylvanian (Missouri age). Report includes cross sections, measured sections, geologic maps, stratigraphic tables.

Source: GNC KS-NE Pennsylvanian Corr. Chart, sheet 1, Oct. 1936; supplemental information from GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Denver GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Shawnee 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 Douglas group (undivided) and underlies Wabaunsee group (undivided). Age is Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian). Report includes correlation chart.

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


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