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Geologic Unit: Bennett

Usage:

Bennett Shale Member of Red Eagle Limestone of Council Grove Group (KS*,NE*)
Bennett Shale Member of Red Eagle Formation (NE)


Geologic age:

earliest Permian (earliest Wolfcampian)*


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

Type locality: along the Little Nemaha and its branches south of Bennett, Lancaster Co., southeastern NE [see Wilmarth, 1938].


AAPG geologic province:

Nemaha anticline*
Salina 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 ([ ]).