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

Nickles, J.M., 1903, The Richmond group in Ohio and Indiana and its subdivisions, with a note on the genus Strophomena and its type: American Geologist, v. 32, p. 202-218.


Summary:

Waynesville or BYTHOPORA MEEKI beds described as dove-colored to blue limestones, interbedded with blue or greenish-blue clay. 50 ft thick. Conformably overlies Warren beds [Arnheim formation] and underlies Liberty beds. Assigned to Richmond group. Age is Late Ordovician.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Waynesville shale/limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cincinnati arch
Publication:

Wilmarth, M.G., 1928, [Selected Geologic Names Committee remarks (ca. 1915-1930) on Cambrian and Ordovician rocks], IN Wilmarth, M.G., 1938, Lexicon of geologic names of the United States (including Alaska): U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 896, pts. 1-2, 2396 p.


Summary:

Waynesville shale adopted by U.S. Geological Survey to exclude at base, beds called by A.F. Foerste, Fort Ancient division of Waynesville, which according to E.O. Ulrich and C. Butts more appropriately belong to underlying Arnheim shale. In introducing Fort Ancient, Foerste also stated that the lamellibranchs suggest that Fort Ancient belongs to Arnheim. In his subsequent reports, however, he included it in Waynesville and placed an unconformity at its base. According to E.O. Ulrich and C. Butts there is an unconformity at top of Fort Ancient of Foerste. In southwestern OH, the Waynesville is chiefly shale and is called Waynesville shale; in southern IN and north-central KY, it is chiefly limestone and is called Waynesville limestone.

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


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

Fox, W.T., 1962, Stratigraphy and paleoecology of the Richmond Group in southeastern Indiana: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 73, no. 5, p. 621-642.


Summary:

Tanners Creek Formation (new) replaces Arnheim, Waynesville, and Liberty Formations, which are based on paleontologic criteria and are lithologically indistinguishable.

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


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

Shrake, D.L., Schumacher, G.A., and Swinford, E.M., 1988, Field guidebook to the stratigraphy, sedimentology, and paleontology of the Upper Ordovician Cincinnati Group of southwest Ohio: Ohio Division of Geological Survey, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, 5th Midyear meeting, 81 p.


Summary:

The Geological Survey of Ohio recognizes the Cincinnati Group proposed by Meek and Worthen (1865), but at this time retains it as an informal term. The unit will be formally reinstated as a lithostratigraphic term after revision of its lower boundary and minor lithologic redescription of its units are completed. The ten formations included in the group are the (ascending) Clays Ferry Formation, the Kope Formation, the Fairview Formation, the Miamitown Shale, the Grant Lake Limestone, the Arnheim Formation, the Waynesville Formation, the Liberty Formation, the Whitewater Formation, and the Drakes Formation. Six members have been identified in the course of field mapping: the Point Pleasant Tongue of the Clays Ferry, the informal Bellevue, Corryville, Mount Auburn, and Straight Creek members of the Grant Lake Limestone, and the Preachersville Member of the Drakes Formation. The Backbone Creek and Elk Creek beds are recognized as excellent stratigraphic marker beds.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Waynesville Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
    • Age modified
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cincinnati arch

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