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  • Usage in publication:
    • Stine shale bed
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Shale
    • Limestone
  • 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:

Pg. 83, 84, 89. Stine shale bed of Elmdale shale member of Wabaunsee formation. Blue, gray, and reddish shale, and 2 or 3 limestone seams, the lower one about 1 foot thick, somewhat arenaceous and forming rounded blocks. Thickness 7 to 18 feet in Nebraska and 12 to 14 feet in northeastern Kansas. The shale below the limestone layer is very fossiliferous. Underlies Houchen Creek limestone and overlies Americus limestone. Included in Elmdale shale. Age is Late Pennsylvanian (Missouri age).
Named from exposures in slopes south of Stine, Nemaha Co., southeastern NE.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 2064-2065); GNC KS-NE Pennsylvanian Corr. Chart, sheet 1, Oct. 1936.


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Stine shale member
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Forest City basin
Publication:

Condra, G.E., 1935, Geologic cross-section, Forest City, Missouri to south of Du Bois, Nebraska: Nebraska Geological Survey Paper, no. 8, 23 p., Issued late in 1935. See also USGS unpub. corr. charts of Pennsylvanian and Permian rocks of KS and NE, compiled by M.G. Wilmarth, Secretary of Committee on Geologic Names, Oct. 1936


Summary:

Pg. 8-9. Stine shale member of Hamlin shale formation of Admire group. The Hamlin shale formation includes in section from Forest City, Missouri, to DuBois, Nebraska, (descending) Oaks shale, Houchens Creek limestone, and Stine shale. The Stine shale is about 2 feet thick. Consists of (ascending): bluish-gray, massive, argillaceous shale, 2 feet 9 inches; dark gray, arenaceous-sandy limestone, 4 to 6 inches; bluish-gray, argillaceous, massive shale, 4 feet 9 inches; gray, fossiliferous limestone and sandstone, about 2 feet 6 inches; and bluish-gray, yellowish weathering, argillaceous shale, about 14 feet. Overlies Five Point limestone formation of Admire group; underlies Houchens Creek limestone member of Hamlin shale formation. Age is considered Permian (lower part of Big Blue).

Source: Publication; US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 2064-2065, Hamlin entry p. 902); GNC KS-NE Pennsylvanian Corr. Chart, sheet 2, Oct. 1936.


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Stine shale bed*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
Publication:

Moore, R.C., and Mudge, M.R., 1956, Reclassification of some Lower Permian and Upper Pennsylvanian strata in northern Midcontinent, IN Geological notes: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 40, no. 9, p. 2271-2278. [Available online, with subscription, from AAPG archives: http://www.aapg.org/datasystems or http://search.datapages.com]


Summary:

Pg. 2274 (fig. 1). Stine shale bed of Hamlin shale member of Janesville shale. Rank reduced to bed in Hamlin shale herein reduced to member status in Janesville shale (new). Age is Early Permian (Wolfcampian).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 3725).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Stine shale bed*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Nemaha anticline
Publication:

Boardman, D.R., II, Wardlaw, B.R., and Nestell, M.K., 2009, Stratigraphy and conodont biostratigraphy of the uppermost Carboniferous and Lower Permian from the North American Midcontinent: Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 255, 253 p.


Summary:

Pg. 218-219 (figs. 123, 124), 223-224 (figs. 128, 129). Stine shale bed of Hamlin Shale Member of Janesville Shale of Admire Group. Overlies Five Point Limestone Member of Janesville and underlies Houchen Creek limestone bed of Hamlin Shale Member. Age is Late Pennsylvanian (late Gzhelian; STREPTOGNATHODUS FLEXUOSUS conodont zone), based on stratigraphic position.
Described from measured sections in Pottawatomie County, eastern Kansas. (Locs. A13, A17.)

Source: Publication.


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