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Geologic Unit: Bandera

Usage:

Bandera Shale of Marmaton Group (IA*,KS*,MO*)
Bandera Shale Member of Oologah Limestone of Marmaton Group (OK*)
Bandera Shale Member of Oologah Formation of Marmaton Group (OK*)
Bandera Shale of /Appanoose subgroup [informal] of Marmaton Group (MO)

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


Subunits:

FORMATION STATUS (alphabetical): Bandera Quarry Sandstone Member (KS,MO).
MEMBER STATUS: Bandera Quarry Sandstone Bed (OK).


Geologic age:

Middle Pennsylvanian (Desmoinesian)*


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

Named from Bandera, on the Marmaton River, Bourbon Co., KS, near which it is quarried (Adams, 1903).
Type locality: Bandera Station, in sec. 29, T. 25 S., R. 23 E., Bourbon Co., southeastern KS (Jewett, 1941).
"Reference section": well exposed in ravine, below the Amoret and above Coal City limestones, in NW/4 sec. 26, T. 75 N., R. 26 W., Madison Co., southwestern IA (Hershey and others, 1960).


AAPG geologic province:

Cherokee basin*
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 ([ ]).