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  • Usage in publication:
    • St. Joseph limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Ozark uplift
Publication:

Winslow, Arthur, 1894, Lead and zinc deposits: Missouri Bureau of Geology and Mines Report, v. 6-7, 763 p.


Summary:

Pg. 331, 347. St. Joseph limestone. Massive limestone 200 or more feet thick, forming lower part of St. Francois limestone in southeastern Missouri. Underlies Potosi limestone and overlies La Motte [Lamotte] sandstone. [Age is Late Cambrian.]
[Named from mines of St. Joseph Lead Company near Fredericktown, southeast of Mine La Motte, eastern edge of Fredericktown quadrangle, scale 1:48,000, Madison Co., eastern MO.]
[GNC remark (ca. 1936, US geologic names lexicon, USGS Bull. 896, p. 1877): †St. Joseph limestone abandoned. Includes Elvins formation and Bonneterre limestone.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 1877).


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