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  • Usage in publication:
    • White Cloud shale bed
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Shale
  • 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. 40, 41, 58. White Cloud shale bed of Scranton shale member of Shawnee formation. Is here named from exposures west of White Cloud, [Doniphan County], eastern Kansas, where it is 100+ feet thick. It underlies Rulo limestone and overlies Howard limestone. The salmon-colored limestone in White Cloud shale, about 26 feet below overlying Rulo limestone, is here called Happy Hollow limestone, from exposures in bluffs at mouth of Happy Hollow Creek, located below mouth of Big Nemaha River. [On p. 40 a thickness of 1 foot-9 inches is given for Happy Hollow limestone.] Present in eastern Kansas and southeastern Nebraska. Age is Late Pennsylvanian (Missouri age). Report includes cross sections, measured sections, geologic maps, stratigraphic tables.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 2320); 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:
    • White Cloud shale bed
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Nemaha anticline
Publication:

Condra, G.E., 1930, Correlation of the Pennsylvanian beds in the Platte and Jones Point sections of Nebraska: Nebraska Geological Survey Bulletin, 2nd series, no. 3, 57 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. 53. The Nebraska Geol. Survey now restricts White Cloud shale to that part of Scranton shale below Happy Hollow limestone, and applies Cedar Vale shale to beds above Happy Hollow limestone and below Rulo limestone. Age is Pennsylvanian.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 2320); GNC KS-NE Pennsylvanian Corr. Chart, sheet 1, Oct. 1936.


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • White Cloud shale member*
  • 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), 2277. White Cloud shale member of Scranton shale. Rank reduced to member of Scranton shale here reintroduced as formation with stratigraphic span as assigned to it by Haworth and Bennett (1908). Underlies Happy Hollow limestone member; overlies Howard limestone [Utopia member]. Age is Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 4204-4205).


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