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Geologic Unit: Auburn

Usage:

Auburn Shale of Wabaunsee Group (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*,OK*)
Auburn Shale of Ada Group (OK)
Auburn Shale of /Nemaha subgroup [informal] of Wabaunsee Group (KS,MO)

["Subgroup" not recognized as a formal stratigraphic rank term (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). Nemaha subgroup considered informal and should not be capitalized.]


Geologic age:

Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian)*


Type section, locality, area and/or origin of name:

Type locality not designated but undoubtably in vicinity of Auburn, Shawnee Co., KS. Good exposures along Wakarusa Creek near NE corner sec. 26, T. 13 S., R. 14 E., southwest of Auburn (Moore, 1936).


AAPG geologic province:

Forest City basin*


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"No current usage" (†) implies that a name has been abandoned or has fallen into disuse. Former usage and, if known, replacement name given in parentheses ( ).

Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).