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Geologic Unit: Beech Creek

Usage:

Beech Creek Limestone (IL*,IN*,KY*,MO)
Beech Creek Limestone of Pope Group (IL)
Beech Creek Limestone of Stephensport Group (IN)
Beech Creek Limestone Member of Golconda Formation (IL*,IN*,KY*,MO)
Beech Creek Member of Golconda Formation (KY*)
Beech Creek Limestone Member of Bellersburg Limestone (KY)
Beech Creek Limestone Member of Girkin Formation (KY)


Geologic age:

Middle Mississippian (Visean; early Chesterian)*


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

Named from exposures along Beech Creek, Greene Co., southwestern IN (Malott, 1919).
Type section: at Ray's Cave, in NE/4 NW/4 sec. 13, T. 7 N., R. 4 W., 0.25 mi north of State Road 54 at Ridgeport, and 3.5 mi southwest of Solsberry, Greene Co., southwestern IN. (Malott, 1952).


AAPG geologic province:

Illinois 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 ([ ]).